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 Amanda Walden on May 3, 2010 at 12:01pm
Really cool guy. This is a big deal for him to do this for the fans. I can't wait to see what's in store and wish himwell.
Comment by Samantha Joanne Musgrove on May 3, 2010 at 1:12pm
bill condon sounds really good! i hope he gets it right and doesn't miss out much of the book :) and are they cutting out the birth scene in the movie?
Comment by Brooklyn Cullen on May 3, 2010 at 3:59pm
No they can't cut the birth scene out! Truthfully I want this movie to be a bit more graphic than the rest. I want the full effect of everything: the wedding, the honeymoon, the bond that forms over time between Jacob, Edward, and Bella, the birth, and the transformation. I heard that the movie was going to be rated R and i got excited! I thought that this ment their would be more graphic detailed and not as sheltered as the others have been. Please tell me this is true!
Comment by Marsha Lea Houser on May 5, 2010 at 3:01am
How are you going to get all that book into just one movie, if you leave anyhthing out its going to throw thing off and the Breaking Dawn book has so much in it I would hate to see important parts left out, but I wish you all the luck in the world with bring Breaking Dawn to life.
Comment by tatiana pattinson on May 5, 2010 at 5:46pm
my question is if they are going to do the scenes where edward and bella were in Esme´s island and the part of labor of renesme...??
Comment by Bri<3sJB!!! on May 8, 2010 at 5:21pm
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!! THERE IS ALREADY TALK OF BREAKING DAWN!?!?!?!?!!!!!! AHHH!!!!!!!!! THE WAIT IS REALLLYYYYYYYYY HAARRRDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!

Question: Do they have an actor for rennesme yet? If so, who?

PLLEEAAAAAAASSSSSEEEEEEE stay loyal to the books! that was the problem with the twilight movie. they left out alot of the really good parts. ALOT of them. new moon was better. and I am counting down the days, hours minutes and seconds until the eclipse premire. 52 days 3 hours 40 minutes and 41 seconds. and I can't wait until june 5th cuz another book is coming out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*to self* deep breaths. in out in out....
If they need any extras please please please please please please please please PLLLEEEAAASSEEEEEEEEEE let me know!
Comment by megan rae on May 9, 2010 at 8:56am
i heard it was going to be 3 movies, one for each book in breaking dawn. (bella, jacob,bella)
Comment by Olivia Rose Rosswell on May 31, 2010 at 6:19pm
I hope they don't cut the birth scene!!

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