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Summit Confirms Breaking Dawn Director

Bill Condon Confirmed to director Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

By Jarrod Sarafin     April 28, 2010
Source: Summit Entertainment


Poster for Summit Entertainment's THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE(2010).
© Summit Entertainment

Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. To be broken up into two films, the fourth installment 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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StarlightGuard 4/28/2010 3:28:27 PM

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Jarrod's so gay. :)

Just make the damned movies!

I'd better go ahead and read the final book now.

Wiseguy 4/28/2010 4:06:36 PM

LOL, SG

JarrodSarafin 4/28/2010 4:08:46 PM

lol Starlight, it's a direct press release from Summit Entertainment confirming what we reported earlier this month. I DID NOT write that.

StarlightGuard 4/28/2010 4:30:54 PM

I know better Sarafin -- I have spies in Texas

you wrote it on a laptop in your breakfast nook, with pretty petunias in a vase next to the fluffy pink and purple striped pillow you keep in your lap

and...uh...you were eating BON BONS!

(actually, the only reason I said that was the FINALLY elicit a response...and it worked!)

and just how gay it does it make me since I am the first to post AND share on facebook?

muchdrama1 4/28/2010 8:28:19 PM

I tried reading the first 50 pages of Twilight. And then I realized Stephanie Meyer has no writing talent whatsoever.

fft5305 4/28/2010 9:31:50 PM

Mister Sarafin, are you able to produce said press release? Until I see it, I'm siding with Starlight...

JarrodSarafin 4/29/2010 12:01:09 AM

Haha, fft5305, like in email form?

fft5305 5/3/2010 2:04:31 PM

Email, link in the comments, skywriting.... whatever form you are able to produce!

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