This rumour sprang up recently from the usually reliable THR, but with only an unnamed source to back it up.
Even so, it spread like wildfire.
I still stand by my theory that Breaking Dawn will film in Vancouver... I believe it... will I be proven wrong? I hope not!
Here is what I did find...
When Mike Scott from The Times-Picayune, called Summit for a statement he recieved a very vague response:
Here's it is, in its entirety: "No details have been confirmed regarding 'Breaking Dawn' aside from the fact that Bill Condon will be directing."
This is typical Summit fashion and not surprising, wait, I am surprised he got a statement, but we all know Summit can be pretty secretive especially when it relates to their prized child the Twilight Saga.
However, there is other news, more tangible, facts in the way of a paper-trail that suggests indeed Louisiana COULD be used for (part of?) Breaking Dawn.
Mike Scott continues:
The second, more telling, development comes in the form of incorporation papers filed last week with the Louisiana Secretary of State's office by an agent for Summit and establishing a new corporate entity called "TSBD LOUISIANA, L.L.C." -- which would seem to stand for "Twilight: Saga Breaking Dawn."
Of course, filing incorporation papers is a long way from booking soundstages and crewing up -- but as early signs go, it's a good one that there might be truth to these rumors.
Here are some screencaps morphed together (There was 2 pages so I cut the important parts and pasted them onto one page)
I don't know of anything else TSBD could stand for and since New Moon was "USM" (Untitled Sports Movie - epic fail by the way) and Eclipse was "TSE" (Twilight Saga Eclipse) It seems obvious that "TSBD" would be Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn.
It's the "Louisiana" part that is different.
TSE didn't have "VANCOUVER" or "BC" after it - it was simply "TSE" then again, it was all filmed here, no need to specify a location in the licence...there was only one location...but why would it say "TSBD Louisiana"?
-Multiple Locations for Breaking Dawn?
-Multiple applications for Breaking Dawn possible locations ("Just in case licences")
-After 2 movies in Vancouver they need to include a location so they're not confused (LoL)
I have said all along that I felt Breaking Dawn will be in Vancouver.
This application for a licence doesn't change my mind.
Often movies obtain licences in various locations they are considering. Then again, maybe they will indeed use Lousiaiana but I think if that is true, it would be for part of the film only.
Maybe an Isle of Esme down there? Vancouver doesn't exactly have a natural "Isle of Esme" exterior location does it now?
Louisiana has been pulling hard to draw in productions, like Vancouver used to do, perhaps Breaking Dawn will head down for studio work because of the amazing offers and savings in production costs?
Maybe it is a scare tactic?
"Look Vancouver, we have licences in other locations, we will leave Vancouver, for real, if you don't offer us better tax incentives" (Kind of like the "we will replace Ashley & Kellan if they ask for too much money - we really will... ")
Of course these are just my opinions and obviously I am quite biased in that my hope is that as much as possible is filmed here in my city.
I realize I am looking at the facts but rationalizing them to fit my hopes... fine... I admit it - so what?
I've said it before, I will say it again:
We won't know for sure until Summit says so... and I predict they will hold on to the official word as long as possible.
I continue to believe we will see Breaking Dawn in Vancouver, it has the best exteriors and would keep the saga consistent.
Let's face it, Louisiana's "forests" can't even begin to compare to the Pacific Northwest's Portland from Twilight and Beautiful BC's Vancouver from New Moon and Eclipse.
What do you think? Comment Below...
**Edit - A lot of people broughtup when Alice & Jasper go looking for "others" like Renessme and I hadn't thought of it but it is a good point. Also back stories of other nomads.... all great ideas! Thanks and keep the comments coming!