There has been a lot of talk about where Breaking Dawn will film, with original speculation assuming either Portland (where Twilight was filmed) or Vancouver (where New Moon and Eclipse were filmed). Then rumors surfaced about potential filming in Louisiana, with NOLA.com doing some research of their own:
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.
Although Summit remained quite on the issue, simply saying “”No details have been confirmed regarding ‘Breaking Dawn’ aside from the fact that Bill Condon will be directing.”
Now it looks like Michigan (Taylor Lautern’s home state) is also pushing to be the location for Breaking Dawn, according to an article from the Grand Rapids Press:
Janet Lockwood, director of the Michigan Film Office, says her staff will contact the production company to suggest the Mitten State as a potential film location. Filming is planned for this fall with a 2011 release date, according to imdb.com.
“We would love to have them film here,” said Lockwood. “The film locations would become tourism sites for people who are fans of the movies and books.”
Read the rest of the article here, including the idea that Michigan can make up for its lack of Pacific Northwest mountains by filling in for Isle Esme. Still no confirmation from Summit on where the fourth film will be shot, but it looks like Portland and Vancouver may have some competition.