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Pattinson set for fourth Twilight


Robert Pattinson sends snappers into a frenzy in Cannes

Twilight star Robert Pattinson has confirmed that there will be a fourth film in the vampire series.

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, the 23-year-old said the movie would be based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel, Breaking Dawn.

He added he was currently in the final days of shooting the second film, New Moon, in Italy and would start third movie, Twilight: Eclipse, in October.

The first instalment topped the UK and US box offices last year.

The series tells the story of a romance between Bella, a teenage mortal, and Edward, a decades-old vampire.

Pattinson said his role in New Moon had been beefed up compared to the book, in which Edward is simply "a voice in Bella's head".

"You're playing a figment in Bella's imagination so I was trying to do it in a 2D way. I hope it doesn't translate onscreen as being boring," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

In between Twilight films, Pattinson said he plans to star in Remember Me, a film about a man who spends six weeks working out whether he loves someone or not.

Because of his other movie commitments, there was no definitive start date for the fourth movie, he added.

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