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 ♥Kareena Cullen♥ on April 30, 2010 at 4:47pm
i agree.... i wuld reali like to kno if there will be one or two movies? & will all of jacobs blonde jokes at rosalie still be in it?
Comment by chealsea hunt on April 30, 2010 at 4:53pm
seems like a good choice for the final director. he seems to really take our love of the series into heart. hopefully he'll remain faithful to that. i think he will. i have faith in him. This was a nice letter :)

Welcome to the world of Twilight, Bill. It's a great place to be <3
Caution: there will be thousands of screaming girls. Consider yourself warned lol
Comment by melanie baker on April 30, 2010 at 4:54pm
i don't see why they can't do it in one movie...sure dances with wolves lasted a long time...just so long as they dont lose the story or the excelence of the other 2 movies xx
Comment by anthoula tasioudi on April 30, 2010 at 4:58pm
those are so sweet words love them i just want one thing please try to not be held back and make this a movie with all that deseves to be in teenagers had enough the older fans deserve to have the whole thing if u get me do not make it pg-13 pleaseeeee?
Comment by anthoula tasioudi on April 30, 2010 at 4:59pm
you get inside the whole twilight zone your enthusiasm is enough and it is the most important to do a great job!
Comment by Gabrielle on April 30, 2010 at 5:04pm
I really like him :) He was the only director that asked us for comments and introduced himself. Can't wait to see how he does this!
Comment by Stacey E. Stewart-Cogburn on April 30, 2010 at 5:10pm
Will there be any re-casting?
Comment by Team Edward on April 30, 2010 at 5:17pm
I LOOOOOVEEEEEEEEE him!!!!!!!!!!!BD is gonna be great :D
Comment by Brianne McCarter on April 30, 2010 at 5:19pm
I think we can keep him, He seems very dedicated! L0L Glad theres no Musical too hahaha
Comment by Frog_robsten on April 30, 2010 at 5:20pm
Have you seen Eclipse just a little in preparation for Breaking Dawn?If yes, Is it good?

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