‘Dreamgirls’ Helmer, Bill Condon Confirmed To Direct Twilight: Breaking Dawn

Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 28 Apr 2010 Comments: 2 so far

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It’s been rumored for a couple weeks now that the Dreamgirls director, Bill Condon would finish out the Twilight saga series. And today Summit Entertainment officially confirmed that Condon will direct Breaking Dawn, which 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. Still no word on if it will be one of two films.

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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.

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.

Condon is represented by WME and Anonymous Content.

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  1. 2 Comments to “‘Dreamgirls’ Helmer, Bill Condon Confirmed To Direct Twilight: Breaking Dawn”

    1. Joseph says:

      i’d be interested to know what other movie series’ of 3 or more have all different directors.

    2. Seth says:

      There are several…. Star Wars (The first three), Alien, Tremors, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Terminator series (I guess the first 2 were James Cameron. And then there’s a ton where a someone directed 2 and then the others were all directed by different people. Like Superman, Batman, Harry Potter.

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