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It’s Official: ‘Breaking Dawn’ split into two films

Summit divides final 'Twilight' chapter

Summit Entertainment has made it official — it’s splitting the final “Twilight” film in two.

Studio announced early Thursday evening that “Breaking Dawn” would be released as two movies, with the first set to open on the previously announced date of Nov. 18, 2011. Summit didn’t disclose the second date.

In recent months, Summit has closed its deals for helmer Bill Condon to direct “Breaking Dawn” — the final tome in author Stephenie Meyer’s four-book vampire series — and for the supporting players to return.

It was widely expected that Summit would split “Breaking Dawn,” the last chapter in the love story of bloodsucker Edward and mortal Bella, into two films.

Summit gave no other details in the announcement other than disclosing that production on the pics will start in the fall.

Catherine Hardwicke helmed the first pic while Chris Weitz directed the second, “New Moon.” David Slade was behind the camera for the third, “Eclipse,” which opens June 30.

Scribe Melissa Rosenberg has adapted each installment and is currently working on the fourth.

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