'Breaking Dawn' Director Writes Open Letter to 'Twilight' Fans

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On Friday, newly-appointed Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon posted an open letter to Twilight fans on Facebook, in which he introduces himself and talks about his qualifications for directing the highly anticipated film.

"Greetings Twihards, Twifans, Twilight Moms, Team Edward, Team Jacob and Team Switzerland," he begins. "I just want to say hello to all of you and let you know that I'm stoked to be getting underway on the adventure of making BREAKING DAWN."

The Dreamgirls director goes on to explain that he has read the book twice, studied up on both Twilight and New Moon, has all four film soundtracks on heavy rotation in his car and even has the Twilight graphic novel on his desk. "...A corner of my office is starting to look like Hot Topic," he jokes. "I realize that this barely qualifies me for 'newborn' status in the universe you've been living inside for a few years now, but a guy's gotta start somewhere."
Bill admits that he's been "slightly obsessed with vampires" since he was a kid, and has a "great love for horror movies and thrillers," which led to his desire to create a movie with gothic undertones. He talks about Stephenie Meyer's novels and her complex characters, and, in an effort to convince Twi-hards that he'll do right by the saga, explains that he understands how important the final installment of the series is.

The director ends his six-paragraph note by inviting fans to ask him whatever they want in the comments section. He suggests that there will be more letters from him in the future, especially once shooting begins. "I am excited and grateful to have all of you alongside me for my TWILIGHT journey," he says before signing off. "P.S. Answer #1: No, there won't be any musical numbers." %Poll-45738%

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