Has Summit Picked Bill Condon to Direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn?
Posted 04.07.10 by reelz
While there's no official word yet on who Summit will choose to helm the two-part movie version of the final book in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga, Deadline New York is reporting that Bill Condon "has emerged as the number one choice," saying that the studio and director are currently negotiating "after several strong meetings."
Condon was among a list of A-list directors approved by Summit and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. That list included Gus Van Sant, Sofia Coppola and Fernando Meirelles....Presumably, Condon would do this as his next project, and push back the picture he had planned to direct.
...The Twilight job came open when The Twilight Saga: New Moon director Chris Weitz decided not to reprise, despite directing a film that grossed $707 million worldwide., almost doubling the Catherine Hardwicke–directed original's $385 million worldwide gross.
For fans not familiar with Condon's work, his directing credits include Dreamgirls, Kinsey, and Gods and Monsters, all three for which he also wrote the screenplay. Would this mean Melissa Rosenberg is out? That's a decision we doubt would sit well with the fans.