New Moon & Eclipse to Shoot Back to Back?

Dec 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

Acting 411 is reporting that New Moon and Eclipse will be shot back to back to conserve costs.  There has not been a confirmation from Summit yet, but we will let you know if this information changes.  You can also find information on casting and auditions on their site!

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35 Comments to “New Moon & Eclipse to Shoot Back to Back?”

  1. kp says:

    that would really suck if they did that – seriously why make things so fancy shmancy? just to do them simply and the fans will love it.

  2. Samie says:

    ok im not to sure what they mean by ‘shot back to back’ BUT if that means that they are gonna combine new moon and ecplise together, i think i can live with that.. that jsut means more money, and more of Breaking dawn.

  3. CullenCrazy17 says:

    well i hope back to back doesnt mean combine and just mean shooting them together and then they would premiere closer together cause i think fans would apprecieate that more…or at least i do

  4. Jessie says:

    shotting them back to back means they will be making them one after the other, which I do no think it a bad thing. Thas=ts how they did Lord of the Rings and it turned out great.

  5. Amanda says:

    shot back to back means that immedietly after new moon is done, they start eclipse
    like ‘ pirates of the carribean’, they filmed the scenes one after another.
    it would be a good idea,since the actors are already in their 20s and they arents supposed to be aging.
    plus they would be able to release the movies on a schedule, instead of us waiting until 2011 for them to even start Breaking Dawn.

  6. Ashley says:

    I’M FINE WITH THAT IS JUST I WOULD HAVE LIKED IT IF THEY DID THEM SEPERATELY. THEY BOTH DESERVE THAT AT LEAST!

  7. Kelly says:

    aw i kinda like the adrenaline rush of the wait!

  8. Kimberly says:

    I don’t think it’s a necessarily a bad thing to have them shot back to back. They did that with Pirates of the Caribbean and I thought they turned out great. And just because they’ll be finished at the same time, doesn’t mean they’ll be released together. We’ll still probably have to wait a while for eclipse after the release of new moon. I just hope they don’t rush anything. However, both movies will flow better and be move consistent because they’ll be created closely together, which is definitely a plus.

  9. Kimberly says:

    I don’t think it’s a necessarily a bad thing to have them shot back to back. They did that with Pirates of the Caribbean and I thought they turned out great. And just because they’ll be finished at the same time, doesn’t mean they’ll be released together. We’ll still probably have to wait a while for eclipse after the release of new moon. I just hope they don’t rush anything. However, both movies will flow better and be more consistent because they’ll be created closely together, which is definitely a plus.

  10. Alex says:

    Well, they should have done that in the first place, are dear cullens dont age.

  11. Nichola says:

    Definetly shoot them back to back. It’s the way the books were written. Everything would flow better too; characters wouldn’t “age” and the locations wouldn’t change.
    Get on with it Summit!!

  12. Kirkey says:

    “Shooting back to back” Has been done a few times, like with Pirates of the Carribean and Lord of the Rings. It doesn’t mean that the movies will be melded together, jut that they will film them in the same time frame, then move to editing both. I think it would be a good idea, especially to keep our lovely vamps from aging between movies. It might help with consistency too! :)

  13. Hanna says:

    They are going to film one and then the other like they did with pirates of the caribbean.

  14. Dana says:

    That is stupid cause it makes it end so much sooner but everyone still looks young

  15. the twilight freak says:

    the movies would come out sooner if they shot them back to back…………!!

  16. Michy says:

    I think that it means that the two films will be shot back to back like the lord of the rings trilogy. but there will still be two movies. this will suck only because you will know that the films are done but still have to wait a year before u see the next one. However, it is easier to keep continuity and the actors won’t look like they have aged much!

  17. Peri says:

    Does that mean that they are going to combine them?? I’m ok with that… Or does it mean that they will shoot them right after another cuz that’s gr8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!it’s kinda like lord of the rings!!!! ummmm…. Yeah!!! but this way the vampires won’t look like they have aged! and that’s really smart thinking on their count, because what if in the next three films Taylor grows an inch or two, this way they will minize that from happening!!!!! Also thtat means if they do shoot Breaking Dawn(and by the way things look, I think that thet will!) that it will come much much sooner then we imagined.. like in 3 years or so!!!

  18. Jenn says:

    I don’t think it is such a bad idea. Combining both movies is going to be easier on the actors because then they won’t age. Anything to get to Breaking Dawn is fine with me!

  19. Karina says:

    NO THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE MOVIES ARE GOING TO BE COMBINED!!!!!!!!!!!!! this only means that they are going to shot each one right after the other. NO COMBINING! if they did combine the movies then i will cry. yes i will cry! i will cry because then they will cut so much from each book and only leave scraps and we wont be getting the whole story for it would be so fast pace that we would know what is happening by the first ten minutes.
    not really looking forward for breaking dawn for i really dont see who they are going to make it into a movie for it is so complicated and, excuse my language, who the hell are they going to get a baby to turn into a five year old in just mear weeks. i dont think they have thought this through very much……

  20. Emmetts Rosalie says:

    they better not shoot the movies in the same movie. Alot of people will raise hell. that would be WAAAYYY too much informatin into two hours. if they do it back to back that would be okay, but not in the same movie. and it is actually kind of smart, because when and if they do make breaking dawn, it is going to cost soooo much. Shooting it back to back leaves more money for Breaking Dawn.

  21. Samie says:

    oh ok, now i know what they mwean by back to back.. thanks everyone… but im still ok with that… we get them all sooner! sweeet!

  22. Kirsty says:

    YAY!!! LOOOOVE that idea! it will solve the aging vampires scenario and also we will get more Rob! and Eclipse will probably be released earlier :D

  23. Tara P. says:

    I think shooting the movies back to back is a great idea. it will keep the consistency. They have to stay young in order for it to work. This will be a good idea. they can’t condense the movies together. there is too much info to cram. I do think they need to let go of this 2 hour time limit. If Twilight had been at least 2 1/2 hours I think we cold of seen a more put together movie with some of our favorite scenes. i think Catherine did a great job. she as just forced to do a lot of editing due to the time restraint. i did feel that Twilight was rushed and that if you never read the book you might get lost quickly! However I have seen it three times and love it and can not wait for the rest of the movies. As to who the next director should be????? Clueless!!
    Love the podcasts!!

    P.S. Breaking Dawn NEEDS to be 2 movies…we don’t want that to have any time restraint!!

  24. Johanna says:

    I hope that doesn’t mean that they will combine them?That would be horrible.

  25. Carrie says:

    I hope they do shoot them back to back. It means hopefully they will both come out faster!

  26. Tara K. says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!! PEOPLE!!! IT JUST MEANS THAT WHEN THEY FINISH “NEW MOON”, THEY WILL FILM “ECLIPSE” A.S.A.P!!! HOW HARD IS THAT TO UNDERSTAND?! THE ACTORS WILL GET TOO OLD AND LOOK TOO DIFFERENT IF THEY WAITED ANOTHER YEAR TO FILM “ECLIPSE”!!!!! GOSH! THEY AREN’T MAKING A “NEW MOON MIXED WITH ECLIPSE MOVIE”!!! THAT MOVIE WOULD SUCK, ALL (well the ones I have seen) OF THOSE TYPES OF MOVIES SUCK!!!!

    P.S. I am grateful and thankful to those people who know what “filming back to back” means. A+ for those of you that knew that!
    P.P.S. I agree that they should make “Breaking Dawn” 2 movies. There is WAY too much information in that book already, so if they cut it back even more, then that movie wouldn’t get any good reviews.

  27. Bagels says:

    i think this can only be good. the sooner they’re shot, the sooner we get to see them :D

  28. Shteff! says:

    doesn’t seem to bad :D

  29. Ashley says:

    I’M FINE WITH THEM SHOOTING IT BACK 2 BACK. I’M A LITTLE CONCERNED WITH THE ACTORS AND ESPECIALLY ROB’S SLEEPING HABITS! I HOPE THEY GET ENOUGH SLEEP(TEHEE!) THEY DID THAT WITH LORD OF THE RINGS AND IT TURNED OUT GOOD(I DIDN’T SEE THE MOVIES BUT, I HEARD THEY WERE GOOD) IT REALLY DOESN’T SEEM BAD AND IT REALLY WOULDN’T HURT ANYBODY.

  30. Jasmine says:

    That is soooo good!!! Hopefully they’ll make them two movies tho!!!!! But the good thing is we definitely won’t wait as long!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Michelle Miller says:

    I don’t think its a bad thing. They did it with the LOTR, Pirates and they’re gonna do it with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. They kind of have to…the cast isn’t getting any younger, esp since Vamps aren’t supposed to age.

  32. Michelle Miller says:

    director suggestions…Guillermo DelToro (Pan’s Labryrinth, Hellboy 2) or Alfonso Curon (HP Prisoner of Azkaban)…they can do the scary stuff pretty well. Remember the Dementors in Prisoner..and NOTHING can touch the Angel of Death in Hellboy 2…

  33. Lee Orlando says:

    Shooting the films back to back give Summit and the production costs what they call *economy of scale*, meaning they control cost of making the films as well as being better able to schedule pre production and post production of both films.

    The films release (when we get to see them) would still be separated and each film is treated as a distinct and individual film.

    So, we the fans, win. Summit and the investors in the company win. My only hope is that whomever is chosen as the director of the two films — should the Summit managing group decide to go this way — has a feel for the material and treats the material and us with respect and provides the access we are used to having with the production.

  34. {R}andi says:

    OMFG IFTHEY MADE THEM BACK TO BACK I WOULD BE SOOOOOO HAPPY

  35. Jennii says:

    I WUD LUV THT 4 2 HAPPEN but wnt the cast need a rest ?? i mean after theyve dne new moon im sure thyd wnt a rest then go on2 eclipse ill jst feel harsh lol

    :D

    I WNA PLAY THE PART OF RENESMEE IN BREAKING DAWN LOL well wen shez 12 neway

    :D

    LUV U ROB xx x3 <3

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