BILL CONDON To Direct BREAKING DAWN – STEPHENIE MEYER Co-Producing
April 28th, 2010 at 9:54 am by Kaleb Nation
I just got this from Summit. I’ve shortened it so you just have to read the important stuff:
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.” [...]
Condon wrote and directed 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 CHICAGO in 2003.
The third film is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.
Is it just me, or is it news that Stephenie Meyer will be co-producing the next movie? Looks like she’ll be even more hands-on with the final movie in the Saga! Do you think this one will be even closer to the books with Stephenie having more control? Or maybe she just wants to make sure they don’t go overboard with those Isle Esme scenes
(read the full press release on the Lexicon)