Greetings Twihards, Twifans, Twilight Moms, Team Edward, Team Jacob and Team Switzerland,

I just want to say hello to all of you and let you know that I'm stoked to be getting underway on the adventure of making BREAKING DAWN. As you've probably heard, I've been given a very warm welcome by Stephenie and Team Summit - who are super-focused, as you know, on getting these movies right.

I'm pretty busy bringing myself up to speed on what you already know by heart: I've read BREAKING DAWN twice, rewatched Catherine's and Chris's movies 2-3 times each, have all four CDs playing in my car, and have Catherine's notebook, Mark Cotta Vaz's companion books, and even Volume 1 of the graphic novel here on my desk - a corner of my office is starting to look like Hot Topic. I realize that this barely qualifies me for "newborn" status in the universe you've been living inside for a few years now, but a guy's gotta start somewhere.

Like many of you, I've always been slightly obsessed with vampires, dating back to the prime-time series DARK SHADOWS, which I followed avidly as a kid. But that alone hadn't been enough to get me interested in making a vampire movie, even though my early screenwriting and directing efforts grew out of a great love for horror movies and thrillers. Since making GODS AND MONSTERS thirteen years ago, however, I've been yearning for a return to a story with Gothic overtones.

The wonderful world that Stephenie has created has obviously struck a chord with you, and I don't think it's difficult to see why. For me, her characters are simultaneously timeless, yet very modern. Rooted in a beautiful, real landscape with a great sense of place, Bella, Edward, Jacob, and the rest of the Forks/La Push menagerie, experience emotions that are primal, and universal: desire, despair, jealousy - and it all comes to fruition in BREAKING DAWN. This is a final chapter in the best sense; not just wide in scope and scale, but emotionally charged and intense throughout.

I'm a huge admirer of the already-iconic Kristen, Robert, and Taylor, and wanted to be the one to work with them as they face the challenges of bringing your beloved characters to the end of their journeys. Really, what could be more fun than that?

Please feel free to ask questions in the comments section below, and I'll do my best to answer them. I hope that this will be the first of many occasions I'll get to check in with you as we set to work bringing BREAKING DAWN to the screen. I am excited and grateful to have all of you alongside me for my TWILIGHT journey.

All best,

Bill Condon

P.S. Answer #1: No, there won't be any musical numbers

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Comment by Elizabeth Cullen on April 30, 2010 at 4:31pm
Comment by sarah on April 30, 2010 at 4:39pm
I like him!
Comment by amie cullen on April 30, 2010 at 4:41pm
please tell me there is going to be some of jacobs funniness in breaking dawn
Comment by Beth F Brownell on April 30, 2010 at 4:42pm
That is a relief no Cullens or Bella or Jacob breaking out into song. LOL
Comment by Natasha Nichole on April 30, 2010 at 4:42pm
Aww, such a thoughtful letter! It made me smile. :) It's good to know that he is looking foward to the adaptation!
Comment by Kristie Lamb on April 30, 2010 at 4:42pm
Dear Bill, Welcome to our happy universe, Im kinda new too, Ive only been a twifan for the last 12- 15 months and have been made to feel nothing but welcome. What a wonderful note. Im looking forward to whatever you do with with Breaking Dawn and are so excited that you communicate with us (Ive heard where a little persistant)
Thankyou so much, Kristie.
Comment by Nordie girl on April 30, 2010 at 4:43pm
he actually sounds like he get's it and us!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!
Comment by Jane CK on April 30, 2010 at 4:43pm
My first question is: Is it going to be ONE or TWO movies? Anyone know??
Comment by Jenean on April 30, 2010 at 4:44pm
have they decided on 1 movie or 2?
Comment by Taci Lautner on April 30, 2010 at 4:44pm
are they really cutting the brith scene out of the movie??


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