Twilight filming could be delayed

Last updated 05:00 27/08/2010
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison
HEART PUMPING: Kristen Stewart, left, and Robert Pattison in The Twilight Saga.

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Filming of the latest Twilight movie may have to be put on hold over fears the location is unsafe.

The movies stars, including Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene and Taylor Lautner, were due to begin shooting The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 in Brazil within the next few weeks.

However, violence has flared in the city of Rio De Janeiro calling the start date into question.

On Saturday, 35 people were taken hostage by a drug gang at the luxury InterContinental Hotel.

The group was on the run from police, and the incident resulted in a three-hour siege, ten arrests, one death and four injured police officers.

Police have reportedly encouraged production company Summit Entertainment to alter their schedule.

The firm has not directly commented on the claims, with a spokesman only telling RadarOnline: "The possibility of filming portions of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 in Brazil has always been under consideration and we are continuing to scout locations within the country."

The agency responsible for promoting movie shooting in Brazil is said to be urging Summit Entertainment to go ahead with their schedule.

Filming the scenes in Rio De Janeiro was set to boost the local economy by around $1 million, according to reports.

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