Twilight: Breaking Dawn Announced

Pattinson confirms fourth Twilight film

Cannes got a serious dose of Twilight fever yesterday with Robert Pattinson letting slip that there will be a fourth installment in the Twilight saga and he will be appearing in it. While this may come close to being the least surprising news in the history of movies ever, it does confirm Pattinson's continued commitment to the role of Edward Cullen despite a schedule that's increasingly jam-packed.

The tousled one dropped in on the festival en route to Italy where he's shooting the final scenes of New Moon. He'll then set to work on his next project, romance-cum-drama Remember Me, before heading back to Vancouver to wrap up filming on Eclipse. Presumably, principal photography on Twilight: Breaking Dawn will start soon after that, after Pattinson has had a cup of tea and a lie-down.

The plot of Breaking Dawn is far too spoilerific to even outline here with provoking bloody reprisals, so click here for a full synopsis.

Summit Entertainment are likely to stick to their policy of hiring a new director for each film, which means a fresh face to follow Catherine Hardwicke, Chris Weitz and David Slade. We've got a strange hankering for Neil Marshall. Who's your pick?