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 Carol Parker on May 1, 2010 at 6:21am
Good luck to you I do not envy you having to turn this last book into a film.
1 or 2 how ever it works out, but be sure that this has one of the most wide & diverse fan bases of any Book or film for a long time, it will be a challenge to find a happy medium.
Please try & stay as true to the story line as possible, because it will all fall totally flat if too much of it is missed out or cropped short. It would lose its personality.
I for one could just about bear to wait for 2 good films rather than one hacked up so much the story line loses what makes it good.
Comment by Lexie M on May 1, 2010 at 7:07am
sounds like a nice guy.im really excited!
Comment by sarah on May 1, 2010 at 7:08am
With Stephanie producing I think BD will stay true to the book. I think that is why she's doing it.
Comment by Team Edward<3 on May 1, 2010 at 8:25am
i like him i think hes going 2 make breaking dawn really god on the big screen
Comment by Emma Cullen on May 1, 2010 at 8:33am
QUESTION: ermm.... is it true that breaking dawn will be split into two movies? i dont think you coud get everything into one movie please email me the answer to emmansandy@hotmail.com thx x
Comment by Tularia on May 1, 2010 at 8:38am
This looks to be promising! He sounds like a great guy.
Comment by Jennifer Treaster on May 1, 2010 at 9:11am
Welcome to our "community". I can't wait for the 4th movie.
Comment by Spunk Ransomette on May 1, 2010 at 10:36am
I'm really glad to hearthat he likes dark shadows I watch the show now on chiller it's an awesome show and can't wait to see what Tim Burton does with it!! Really glad to see how enthusiastic he his about the movie.
Comment by Rebecca Evans on May 1, 2010 at 10:47am
OMG!!! IM SO EXCITED! FINALLY THE BOOK IS COMING TO LIFE! I HOPE THEY DO NOT CUT THE BIRTH SCENE!
Comment by TeamEdwardForever<333!!=) on May 1, 2010 at 11:05am
cool. he is nice i have to ask some questions though. but after this movie is done i will have nothing to do with my life! i am almost crying when he said your fav characters at the end of theire journeys. ohhh. sooo sad

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