So now that Bill Condon has been announced as the director of Breaking Dawn,
everyone wants to know just who is he? Given the previous three directors
here’s where he stacks up just on statistics:
the same age as Catherine Hardwicke, but has directed the same number of
films as Catherine, Chris Weitz, and David Slade combined.
Chris Weitz, he is both a writer and a director. Also like Chris, he was
nominated for an Oscar based on his writing. However, unlike Chris, he won an
Oscar for his directing of Gods and Monsters.
Hollywood’s best and brightest (and also most difficult) have worked with Bill
Condon such as Oscar nominees and winners: Ian McKellan, Liam Neeson, Brendon
Fraiser, Laura Liney, Tim Hutton, John Lithgow, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Fox,
Jennifer Hudson.
Like David Slade he’s done the horror thing by directing one of the Clive
Barker Candyman series.
Like Chris Weitz he’s handled CGI, but not to the same degree in FX2.
Chris Weitz and Catherine Hardwicke, he respects adaptation from the originating
source material, and doesn’t want to lose site of the popular work that
everyone fell in love with. (See the interview with Charlie Rose below.)
Catherine he thrives on character driven/relationships like Dreamgirls, Gods and
Monsters, and Kinsey (Check out Bill talking about Dreamgirls in the video
here’s the next item which people should be asking: who do you think he’ll
want to be in the Breaking Dawn Cast who he’s worked with before? Hollywood,
aside from talent, is all about connections, reputation, and previous
experience. There are a lot of new vampires in Breaking Dawn, and we fully
expect a lot of them to be cut or combined like the way Anna Kendrick’s
Jessica is a combination of the book’s Jessica and Lauren. On the other hand,
some are uncuttable due to basic plot. What leaps to mind right away is the
Denali Coven in particular Irina, because without Irina going to the Volturi
there’s no back end of the story.
appears to be twenty-thirty something, is an UBER Twilight fan, fits the
age range, and has worked with Bill Condon before. There’s one name that
instantly jumps up. The first person to come up with the answer that we are
thinking of in our comments gets the autographed photo of their choice from our

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Comment by ♥ twilight on April 29, 2010 at 9:15am
I don't think i have seen any of them. I just hope that Stephenie keeps an eye on him & states her opinion on everything ;)
Comment by ElarieJaymes on April 29, 2010 at 9:15am
Dream girls was awful, so i'm kind of worried for him to be directing.
And also, does this mean breaking dawn is just one film? That SUCKS.
Hmm, who could it be... I have no idea. Amanda Seyfried? No, not her :L
Umm, I don't know. I'll think about it ;)
Comment by HattieFang on April 29, 2010 at 9:18am
Im not sure about him, but saying that I wasnt sure about David Slade but by the looks of the Eclipse trailer hes done well! Soooo Im keepin an open mind! :D
Comment by Alison Genet on April 29, 2010 at 9:20am
i am trying to stay very positive and want to see some of his work before judging him. I may do a Bill Condon weekend so I can give the REAL opinion once I have one. Great post, keep up the great blogs!
Comment by Jessica on April 29, 2010 at 9:22am
Can I just say that I am worried about this a little on multiple levels?? A) I didn't care for Dreamgirls, a lot of people didn't actually despite popular belief. B) The CGI for this film is going to be SO SO SO SO SO SO important (and hopefully with that said, they'll split the book in two movies), and is this guy ready for that??? C) IDK, I'm just crazy worried like most die-hard fans of the book are, too.
Comment by ♥ twilight on April 29, 2010 at 9:22am
I don't think breaking dawn will be one movie...i heard a while back that they are doing two....
Comment by twilightlover on April 29, 2010 at 9:26am
Comment by Lindy Rosa Bella on April 29, 2010 at 9:39am
Comment by S on April 29, 2010 at 10:14am

he has no experience in the genre, AND.... HE DOES MUSICALS FOR CRIPS SAKE!!!!
W T F?
Comment by urmylifenow on April 29, 2010 at 11:45am
glad to see I am not the only one who isn't happy with this choice. Then again maybe he is the only one who accepted. AS much as we hate to admit it there are just as many haters of this franchise out there and maybe some of the other directors considered were among those haters - regardless of how much summit was going to pay them maybe they didn't want breaking dawn on their resume' so to speak.


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