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 Andrea on April 30, 2010 at 5:21pm
!!l! he seems sincerely cool!
Comment by Frog_robsten on April 30, 2010 at 5:21pm
Please brinng as much as you can Bella and Edward scenes from the book to the films
Comment by Bonnie on April 30, 2010 at 5:22pm
One movie or two? Please, please, please stay true to the book. That is all we ask.
Comment by Nancy Lopez on April 30, 2010 at 5:26pm
Comment by Genesis Cullen on April 30, 2010 at 5:28pm
ok so far so good=D
Comment by claudia cooper on April 30, 2010 at 5:32pm
Welcome to the world of Twilight Bill! I think the one and only thing that all 'Twifans' ask is that the movie be true to the book, Stephanie has got into so many peoples hearts and minds with her wonderful gift of literacy and I guess you could say we don't want 'feelings' these characters stir up to be changed. The Twilight worls fills many peoples dreams and imaginations. This final chapter needs to encompace all the feelings of despair, wonder, amazement, and protection of those we love. The romance, the undying love, the true friendship that can happen between people from different worlds, the jealousy, things I think we can all relate to. These characters have played such a big part of our lives for so long now, this final movie, or hopefully, movies (!), will just have to be spot on. No pressure there Bill! Lastly, thank you for communicating with us, it's good to know you care about our thoughts in all of this and I wish you good luck for the months ahead.
Comment by angelaopao on April 30, 2010 at 9:34pm
i hope he really odes a good job at breaking dawn!!!
Comment by Taylor C on April 30, 2010 at 9:41pm
i like him already! any one #TeamBill ?
Comment by Katyy :D on April 30, 2010 at 9:52pm
Sounds alright, I can't wait to see what he does with it :D Especially the ending (which i was so disappointed with )
Comment by Renee K.S. on April 30, 2010 at 10:14pm
Woo hoo!


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