After one and a half years of intense pain and suffering, the end date for the prolonged crime against nature known as Twilight has been set. We have a nice 16 month break before the series returns in Breaking Dawn: Part 1, but the date for Part 2 isn't quite what we've hoped for. Instead of coming out six months later in the summer of 2012, Part 2 is set for release a whole year after the release of Part 1, on November 16, 2012. It seems a peculiar spot, seeing as the film would be more lucrative at a spot during June or July.
So what angle must Summit Entertainment be going for. Put simply, and try to stay with me on this, Oscar potential. I know that it's the last two words that'd come to mind when thinking of The Twilight Saga, but think of what we know of the film. It's being directed by Bill Condon, who has been nominated for the Academy Awards before. Summit is obviously trying to appeal to awards voters, in order to get some sort of credibility before their main source of income is finished. However, even with 10 nominations, I doubt you'll see a Twilight film landing in the Best Picture race any time soon.