Manny The Movie Guy has weighed in on the Bill Condon/Breaking Dawn Buzz and here is what he had to say:
Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls”) is in serious negotiations to direct the last chapter of the “Twilight Saga” called “Breaking Dawn” according to EW.com. Condon is in talks to direct two films based on the fourth installment from “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer. Summit Entertainment, inspired by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” is breaking the last chapter into two movies.
Apparently, the two movies will be split as such:
♥The first film will feature the wedding, honeymoon, Bella’s pregnancy, and the birth
♥ The second movie will be about Bella’s transformation into a vampire and Jacob’s relationship with Renesmee Cullen, the half-vampire/half-human hybrid daughter of Bella and Edward
So Condon emerged on top of the director heap. At one point, Summit met with other high-caliber group of directors such as “Milk’s” Gus Van Sant, and “Mean Girls” director Mark Waters.
“Lost in Translation’s” Sofia Coppola was also in the running but dropped out since she only wanted to direct one of the two films. EW.com is reporting that Condon, Van Sant, and Waters met both with Summit and Meyer.
There’s no confirmation from Summit yet about Condon or their “Breaking Dawn” plans, but kudos to the studio for wanting to end the “Twilight” saga in a big way — get a great storyteller for a director. Now, if we can have a better scriptwriter to pen the adaptation other than Melissa Rosenberg, then we will have a “Twilight” happy ending.