Bill Condon to direct Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Twilight: Breaking Dawn

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

I had high hopes that Summit Entertainment was going to open the checkbook and grab a really great director for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN.  Unfortunately, it looks like they picked another run of the mill, average director and have reportedly nabbed Bill Condon to direct both parts of the series finale.  Condon has previously directed GODS AND MONSTERS, DREAMGIRLS and KINSEY.  All of which are decent films, but none have shown he’s capable of handling a movie like TWILIGHT. Although he is far along in the process, it should be noted that he hasn’t officially signed on the dotted line.

What’s a little disheartening is that they brought in Gus Van Sant and Mark Waters to meet with the producers and author Stephenie Meyer and decided on Condon.  Oh, and they also flirted with Sofia Coppola about directing the films, but she apparently only wanted to direct one film rather than milk split it into two.  But how great would it have been to have Gus Van Sant direct a TWILIGHT film?

Bill Condon

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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