We always know something big went down in Twi-land overnight when we wake up to hundreds of frantic tweets and emails.
Here's what Meyer posted:
"Just a quick note on the subject of the Breaking Dawn film: there is no drama over whether the book should be one movie or two. My personal feeling is that it would be very difficult to cram the whole story into one movie (as I've said in many interviews previous to this), but if a great way of doing that surfaces, I'm all for it. Two or one, whichever way fits the story best is fine by me, and everyone I've spoken with at Summit seems to feel the same way. We're all excited to move forward on this, and we are slowly and surely getting there. I know people are anxious for news, and so sometimes gossip get fabricated to stir things up, but there's no basis to this particular story."
Clearly our item hit some kind of nerve! First there was the not-so-happy voicemail left on my answering machine by Summit, and now the usually silent Twilight author weighing in on the story.
We never said there was an all-out bitter feud between Meyer and Summit. Just that we know for a fact that behind-the-scenes talks are a bit pricklier than she's letting on.
Summit wants two movies, we're told, and they are trying to persuade Meyer in the peachiest way possible that it's the best thing to do, creatively. So if Steph feels one movie would be too cramped, we wonder what the holdup is? Like we said—ball is in her court. If she wanted B.D. to be two movies, she would get two movies like that.
It seems obvious to us, then, that S.M. and Summit haven't agreed on certain terms that would come with splitting up Breaking Dawn. Is it wishful thinking to hope that after New Moon Stephenie wants a better script writer or something? If that's the case, consider us Team Meyer all the way.
Get ready for the third Twilight film in our Total Eclipse gallery.