'I definitely think it was the right thing to do, for the movie and for the book,' Lautner tells MTV News of making two 'Breaking Dawn' films.
Once "Eclipse" hits theaters at midnight, there will only be one book left in "The Twilight Saga" to mine for the big screen. But thanks to Summit Entertainment's decision to split "Breaking Dawn" into two films, fans can look forward to two more installments of their beloved franchise.
It's a decision that was universally embraced not just by fans of the series, but by several of the films' stars as well — like Taylor Lautner, for instance.
"I definitely think it was the right thing to do, for the movie and for the book," Lautner told MTV News of the "Breaking Dawn" split. "It's hard enough to condense 500 pages into a script, but to condense 800 and everything that's going on in 'Breaking Dawn,' it would have been impossible."
Lautner will spend his summer shooting the lead role in the action/thriller "Abduction," but he returns to the role of hunky werewolf Jacob Black when the cameras roll on "Breaking Dawn" in the fall. Already a veteran of the "Twilight" franchise, Lautner confessed that there are elements of "Breaking Dawn" that have him a bit on edge.
"It's the part I'm most looking forward to and the part I'm most nervous about: Renesmee, the baby," he said, referring to the vampire baby spawned by Edward and Bella. Upon Renesmee's birth, Jacob finds himself inexplicably drawn to the baby, effectively ending his feud with Edward over Bella's heart. "That should be very interesting to film. But I'm looking forward to it! I've got the direction of Bill Condon, so I'll be fine."
Speaking of Condon, Lautner said he's already met the recently appointed "Breaking Dawn" director. "I met him briefly, very quickly, but not about 'Breaking Dawn.' He seems like a very nice guy," the actor said. "Obviously, he's ridiculously talented, so I'm excited that I'm getting to work with him twice."
As the shoot date on "Breaking Dawn" draws ever nearer, there are fewer and fewer questions about the film left to answer. One question that lingers, however, is whether it will be released in 3-D.
"Usually, 3-D is best when it takes you into another world," he explained. "I could see it going both ways. As long as we have the story line down and as long as we bring what was written on the pages in the book to life, then we'll be fine no matter what we do."