LOS ANGELES, CA
Summit Entertainment, which is releasing the wildly popular
vampire franchise based on Stephenie Meyer's books, said part one
would come out Nov. 18, 2011. The script is being written now, with
stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
returning. Production is set to begin this fall.
Bill Condon, who won an Oscar for the screenplay of his 1999
film "Gods and Monsters," will direct both movies. Condon also
directed "Dreamgirls" and "Kinsey" and produced the 2009
Academy Awards ceremony with Hugh Jackman as host.
The third film in the franchise, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,"
comes out June 30.