It's Official: 'Breaking Dawn' Will Be Directed By Bill Condon
Twi-hards can rest assured. Summit Entertainment has finally named Oscar-winner Bill Condon as the director for Breaking Dawn. Bill had been the front-runner to take on the fourth installment in the Twilight series, but the studio just confirmed their choice today.
Bill is known for writing and directing Dreamgirls, and in 1999, the director scored an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He was also nominated for another Oscar for his screenplay of the Broadway musical Chicago.
"I'm very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen," Bill said in a statement. "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."
Author Stephenie Meyer is also very happy about the decision to go with the decorated director. "I'm so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us," she said. "I think he's going to be a great fit, and I'm excited to see what he does with the material."
We are, too! Breaking Dawn will begin filming in October, but whether it will be one or two films still remains to be seen. What do you think of Summit's director pick? Have you seen any of Bill's other movies? Let us know in the comments below. Eclipse opens in theaters nationwide on June 30. %Poll-45490%