The final film in The Twilight Saga will draw the romantic vampire franchise to a close on November 16, 2012, it was announced Tuesday. It comes a full year after The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part One is released in November 2011.
Director Bill Condon will shoot footage for both films at the same time, starting this November. The burning question seems to be whether the final installment from the last book in the series by Stephenie Meyers, will be in 3D.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the studio has not decided yet though the director is not leaning toward 3D. Many Twilight fans have voiced opposition to three dimensions.
Both films will steer clear of busy summer schedules and next year's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows finale in July 2011.
Meanwhile the three principal stars are busy filming. Robert Pattinson is working on Water for Elephants with Christoph Waltz and Reese Witherspoon set for release April 2011.
Kristen Stewart is shooting another independent film, On The Road, based on Jack Kerouac's seminal book and co-starring with Garrett Hedlund ( Tron: Legacy) and Kirsten Dunst ( Spider-Man 3).
Taylor Lautner, the third star of the series, will be seen in Abduction, a thriller directed by John Singleton ( 2 Fast 2 Furious) with Alfred Molina and Jason Isaacs ( Harry Potter), and signed on to play action figure Stretch Armstrong after Twilight.