Confirmed: Bill Condon to direct 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn'


BILL CONDON TO DIRECT SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT’S THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN

Los Angeles, CA April 28, 2010 – Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg, and will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer will produce the project.

"Bringing Stephenie Meyer's BREAKING DAWN to the screen requires a graceful and intelligent hand and we believe Bill Condon is exactly the right steward, having shown equal and abundant talents of immense creativity and subtle sensitivity,” said Erik Feig, President of Production and Acquisitions, for Summit Entertainment.

Added author Stephenie Meyer, "I'm so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he's going to be a great fit, and I'm excited to see what he does with the material."

“I'm very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book - and we're hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience," said Bill Condon.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Condon is well known for writing and directing DREAMGIRLS, KINSEY, and GODS AND MONSTERS, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999. He was nominated for a second Oscar for his screenplay for the movie musical CHICAGO in 2003. Most recently the multi-hyphenate directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series “The Big C” and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Hugh Jackman.

The third film in the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.

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Comment by JoS on April 28, 2010 at 1:27pm
cool i'm so excited
Comment by George on April 28, 2010 at 1:30pm
I am sure he will do a great job. I mean, he won an Oscar, right?! :) Now let's keep our fingers crossed for 2 movies!!!!
Comment by Mrs. Fire/Ice on April 28, 2010 at 1:41pm
I am so glad Stephanie Meyer is helping as a producer too!!!
Comment by Aimzers on April 28, 2010 at 1:54pm
I LOVE Chicago! One of my favorite movies! And Dreamgirls was pretty decent as well! Im excited :)
Comment by Jesus Oropeza on April 28, 2010 at 2:07pm
good, they decided on a director. now they need to film it!! haha HURRY!!!!
Comment by Sam on April 28, 2010 at 2:09pm
WOAHHHHH ! as long as he makes the honeymoon scenes , , , well , actually LOOK like them . yeyyy :)
Comment by crazycatlady25 on April 28, 2010 at 2:11pm
Sooo Excited !!!!!!
Comment by Judy Hodes on April 28, 2010 at 2:16pm
Have Director, now lets decide,1 or 2.. Glad Stephanie will be one of the producers. I am hoping for 2 movies as well, but Katherine did say it could be done in one. I don't see it though.Way too much content.
Comment by Aylin on April 28, 2010 at 2:23pm
Steph wants 2 and now shes a producer so she has sth to say...so I guess 2 :)
Comment by Lindy Rosa Bella on April 28, 2010 at 2:24pm
EXCELLENT. IT'S EXCELLENT that Stephenie Meyer is going to be the producer. That is way more than what we could ever ask for. I can't believe it!!!!! it's finally happening!!!! Breaking Dawn!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's gonna make World-Wide History.

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