On Friday, Summit Entertainment released some exciting news. The Twilight films have all been shot in Vancouver, Canada, but this time, Breaking Dawn will also be partly filmed in Baton Rouge, La. Bringing the movie stateside is an interesting move. The series has basically set up shop in Vancouver for the last few years, so why would the cast and crew need a new location? Well, the warmer climate may be a set-up for Edward and Bella's honeymoon, which takes place off the coast of Brazil. As we previously reported, filming is scheduled to begin in October when the average temperature in Vancouver is 50 degrees. That's hardly island weather!
But there may be another reason for the new location. Louisiana is still recovering from the devastation of 2005's Hurricane Katrina, and has been hit hard again by the BP oil spill in the Gulf region. We wouldn't be surprised if movie execs are trying to bring work to Baton Rouge and help boost Louisiana's economy by filming there.
Breaking Dawn will be directed by Bill Condon and be released as two films. With its new U.S. set location, we expect plenty of Twi-hards to be camping out near the film site, but we're sure Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Launter are used to it. Breaking Dawn is scheduled to be released next year.