It’s confirmed: There will be a fourth Twilight movie. Wrapping up filming on New Moon and Eclipse, Robert Pattinson confirmed that he’s going to make Breaking Dawn.
Readers familiar with the Twilight saga–or those who’ve just heard about it on the Internet–know that the fourth book is the one where things finally get, er, physical between Bella and Edward, and that things don’t go according to plan. Breaking Dawn contains some scenes that would make the staunchest horror-movie fan a bit queasy. Added to that the fact that the book is essentially three books stuck together, and you get something that might be quite hard to film.
Still, fans might be ready for a little action (double entendre intended) after three movies where most of the plot centers around the breakups and makeups and tension between Bella and Edward (and of course Jacob). Stephenie Meyer’s skill doesn’t lie in epic battles or other things that translate well to film, but in getting inside the head of a teenage girl in love. Yet the middle of Breaking Dawn is told through Jacob’s voice, and it comes out surprisingly convincing as well.
So there are several things in Breaking Dawn that haven’t been in the previous books, some for the better, some decidedly worse, and I wouldn’t want any part of having to translate it to film, but we’ll get to see what becomes of it sometime in the next couple of years.