April 28, 2010

Bill Condon Confirmed Director for Breaking Dawn - DUN DUN DUUUN!

Los Angeles, CA April 28, 2010 – Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg, and will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer will produce the project.

"Bringing Stephenie Meyer’s BREAKING DAWN to the screen requires a graceful and intelligent hand and we believe Bill Condon is exactly the right steward, having shown equal and abundant talents of immense creativity and subtle sensitivity,” said Erik Feig, President of Production and Acquisitions, for Summit Entertainment.

Added author Stephenie Meyer, “I’m so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he’s going to be a great fit, and I’m excited to see what he does with the material.”

“I’m very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book – and we’re hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience,” said Bill Condon.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Condon is well known for writing and directing DREAMGIRLS, KINSEY, and GODS AND MONSTERS, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999. He was nominated for a second Oscar for his screenplay for the movie musical CHICAGO in 2003. Most recently the multi-hyphenate directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series “The Big C” and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Hugh Jackman.

I think it's time for a LettersToTwilight drama button!

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- Lorabell

7 comments:

  1. I know that has been some negative buzz about Bill being selected as the director for BD - but I remember when everyone hated Chris and now they LOVE "New Moon." As well as, folks wanted to slay David, now they're drooling over the "Eclipse" trailer.

    I'm one of those few who likes Bill - his work is varied. We got "Kinsey" one of my favorite movies and "Dreamgirls" - which was fantastic in my opinion. And he's brining the Richard Pryor story to screen, so that moves him up a few notches in my book.

    I mean the book wasn't one of my fav's, so I'm hoping the script will be decent. And hopefully the production will be smooth. More nervous about SM being on the production team then anything else. Sometimes having the person who wrote the book so heavily involved in a film can delay things and rise costs. Hopefully, her other producers will help reign anything in if it gets out of hand.

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  2. Interesting...

    I still hope for two films though.

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  3. @ TeJotaBe: Stephanie has been there from the very beginning. She just hasn't been formally credited as a producer on any of the films as of yet.

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  4. Renesmee's birth as envisioned by Bill Condon:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU1MAokrrUk

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  5. he better not ruin my favorite book. That's all I get to say about it.

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  6. They should have replaced Melissa Rosenberg. She sucks.

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  7. @anony 5:14 u r totally right just can't agree with u more

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