Breaking Dawn to be Filmed in...Louisiana?

I heard this rumor a while ago, and thought it was just another made up story just to shake things up a bit, but now it's looking like there may be more truth to the tale than I first suspected. Accordint to Nola.com:

"Two new developments arrive this morning related to the whisperings that Summit Entertainment is considering shooting the next film in the "Twilight" series (which may actually be two films) somewhere in Louisiana.

Taylor Lautner, left, and Kristen Stewart, in an image from 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.'One of them doesn't say a whole lot. The other, however, seems to be significantly more telling as to exactly how serious Summit Entertainment is about moving the production here.

First, Summit this morning (Monday, May 17) responded to my inquiry of last week for comment on the rumors, first reported in a story in The Hollywood Reporter that relied on an unnamed source for its inside information.

The studio's statement came a few days too late for my story -- which ran in Saturday's editions of The Times-Picayune -- and it was unsuprisingly vague. Here's it is, in its entirety: "No details have been confirmed regarding 'Breaking Dawn' aside from the fact that Bill Condon will be directing."

Insert shrug here.

The second, more telling, development comes in the form of incorporation papers filed last week with the Louisiana Secretary of State's office by an agent for Summit and establishing a new corporate entity called "TSBD LOUISIANA, L.L.C." -- which would seem to stand for "Twilight: Saga Breaking Dawn."

Of course, filing incorporation papers is a long way from booking soundstages and crewing up -- but as early signs go, it's a good one that there might be truth to these rumors."


Of course there hasn't been any official announcement about this, so we'll just have to wait and see.

Now while we're on the subject of Breaking Dawn, NBC talked to Peter Facinelli trying to get more information on what's been going on with the money deals between Summit, Kellan Lutz, and Ashley Greene:

"As the head of the "Twilight" Cullen household, you would think Peter Facinelli would knock some vampire heads to get his onscreen children to sign up for the final "Twilight" saga "Breaking Dawn."

Two Cullen kids, Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene, have reportedly been trying to score paydays of about $1.5 million for the final "Twilight" chapter. While most every other actor is on board, as well as new director Bill Condon, these holdouts are attracting a lot of attention.

Facinelli told PopcornBiz at the StepUp Inspiration awards on Friday that's he's signed up for "Breaking Dawn" but he is not using his fatherly influence to work with the other kids.

"I haven't spoken to them about this," he says, adding that he doesn't plan to either.

"Their deals are their deals. I respect whatever they decide to do. Every actor has to do their deal."


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And Reelz Channel has a new video talking a lot about the pay day negotiations:

Sincerely, Edward
5/18

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