Bill Condon's Writes Personal Note to Twilight Fans

The newly named director of Breaking Dawn, Bill Condon, has written up a note for us Twilight fans....

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.
(Part 1 and 2??)

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,
(2-3 times?? Pretty sure we've all watched them AT LEAST 15 times!!) have all four CDs playing in my car, and have Catherine's notebook, Mark Cotta Vaz's companion books, and even Volume 1 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,
(SO ARE WE!!) 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 number


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Comment by michelle on April 30, 2010 at 6:13pm
wow as always i am unsure of this director (like i have been with all of them) but this gives me hope and exictment that breaking dawn will be number #1!!
Comment by andi on April 30, 2010 at 6:19pm
hes got a sense of humor, thats good! I like that he has established that he is trying to delve into our world of madness and not lying to us by saying he has been the number one fan all along!! I can respect that. Im glad that he is doing his research on the books and the other movies and soundtracks to get his mindset the same to make the project successful!!
Im definetly hoping for two the project can be honest and true to the book... ie; all of the extra vamps to 'witness', the denali clan, all of the wolves, nessie, isle esme, the standoff, when bella awakens, first hunt, and everything else!!!!
Comment by Denise on April 30, 2010 at 6:54pm
Mr. Condon, I am sure that Melissa Rosenberg tried her best. However, it is not some much the major events that take place as it is the emotional side of the events. It is the emotions that hooked us, and it is the untold feelings of each event that made them special. You have the wedding, honeymoon, pregnancy, delivery, the werewolf threat, and separation of packs, the gathering of nomads, the escape plan for Renesmee, the faceoff, and during all of these major events, the emotional twists and turns that had our hearts beating, tears streaming, anger building, and hearts longing. Please remember and try to incorporate the intensity of the relationships, and you will have succeeded where others have failed.

Denise Johnson
Comment by TwiORdiE on April 30, 2010 at 8:23pm
I feel all these directors Summit have chosen are all putting their personal touch to it and want to make the fans happy. They're reaching out, which says a lot about them and goal to make this entire Saga a success. Can't wait.
Comment by Chazlin on April 30, 2010 at 8:25pm
Bill Condon we are honored og you making BREAKING DAWN we all look foward to see what a wonderful job your going to do with BRAKING DAWN!!!! -chazlin davila
Comment by andi on April 30, 2010 at 9:28pm
@bella cullen, some of his other projects have had musical dream girls. He was just beiing silly lol because alot of people have been worried or mentioned him doing musicals and not being creditable as a 'real' director, and havent taken him seriously.


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