Has it really been five months (and a day) since my last dispatch? In my defense, they've been five months spent
immersed in the world of TWILIGHT - something I'm sure you can all
appreciate. We're in the thick of pre-production now, juggling
everything from casting to storyboarding to location scouting, getting
it all ready to go, but I do want to take a moment to announce to you
exclusively a few of the amazing production team members who are hard
at work alongside me, bringing these movies to life. I hope you'll be
as excited about them as I am:
Guillermo Navarro, who won an Academy Award for the beautiful PAN'S LABYRINTH, is our
cinematographer. Guillermo and I have been painstakingly planning each
shot, with a team of very talented storyboard artists.
Michael Wilkinson, our costume designer, is bringing his brilliant vision to
the styles of all your favorite characters. Michael's created
fantastic looks for 300, WATCHMEN, and the upcoming TRON: LEGACY - just
wait 'til you see his take on the vampire witnesses who come to Forks
from around the globe.
Jean Black, our makeup designer, has worked extensively with the Coen Brothers and David Fincher, most
recently making exquisite, award-winning contributions to THE CURIOUS
CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. I'm honored to be working with her.
Richard Sherman, with whom I made GODS AND MONSTERS and KINSEY, is on-board as
our production designer. Richard's one of my oldest collaborators and
a terrific designer, and you may be interested to know that he also
happens to be a lifelong vampire aficionado.
Our Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor John Bruno has been responsible
for some of the most memorable special effects ever, with his
groundbreaking work on display in everything from POLTERGEIST to
AVATAR. He and his team are working intensely to develop solutions to
the host of special effects challenges that Stephenie created for us in
BREAKING DAWN, including that remarkable kid...
Wonderful, imaginative people all and very exciting, intense times for us. Even
with the months of work we've already put in, we're barely underway on
the journey, and I do hope to get back to you much sooner next time
with more news. Until then, thanks for your warm reception and
Very best regards,