Kristen Stewart confesses to that she has had one meeting already with the director of the Breaking Dawn movies Bill Condon. She also weighs in on how she thinks Bill will do with the Breaking Dawn movies. Also, is Kristen going blond soon? Watch and find out!
With news that Breaking Dawn is being adapted into two films also comes word that Summit is definitely considering doing the fourth and fifth pictures in 3-D.
I also wanted to point out that Bill Condon will be directing both Breaking Dawnmovies!
Among major cast returning: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner along with Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice and Kellan Lutz as Emmett.
Production begins in the fall.
We will update as more news breaks! Thanks to Gossip Cop for the information.
Director Bill Condon, who faces the epic task of helming the final film installment of “Twilight,” said he hasn’t even thought about bringing the wildly popular vampire series to a conclusion with “Breaking Dawn.”
“I’m not even in Twilight-land yet,” the director told PopcornBiz.
Instead, the Oscar-winning director is kept up at night by fixating on his HBO pilot “Tilda” starring Diane Keaton and Ellen Page. “That’s all I’m thinking about right now,” he said.
In the pilot, Keaton plays an entertainment blogger “who takes on big entrenched interests” in show business. To prepare for the part, Keaton has become a bit of blogger junkie.
After he’s done with that, Condon will start thinking about the “Breaking Dawn” and the series’ conclusion. The thought of the seemingly daunting task before him only gets Condon pumped up. He even said he’s “excited” to shoot Bella’s extreme birth scene.
“I’m just so turned on by this book,” Condon said. “It’s everything you hope could happen in a book, plus the strangest things you could ever imagine.”
Hollywood has been churning for weeks, “Dreamgirls” director Bill Condon will come on to direct the fourth installment in the “Twilight” franchise, no doubt prompting an unlikely spike in “Gods & Monsters” DVD sales among teenage girls. (Condon’s name was first reported as a “Breaking Dawn” candidate back in March by Entertainment Weekly.)
Condon has generally been thought of as the more logical choice, at least compared to some of the other directors under consideration, like Sofia Coppola and Stephen Daldry.
In making the choice, Summit, which has gone for a different type of director for each film in the franchise, clearly wanted someone with more Oscar chops (Condon’s won one and been nominated for a second). That’s both because the “Breaking Dawn” material is a little more complicated than the previous books and because with the franchise already an unstoppable juggernaut, they can afford to take a risk, at least a small one.
So what kind of teen-vampire fable will the man responsible for “Dreamgirls,” “Gods & Monsters” and “Kinsey” make? None of his previous directing credits are obvious analogues to this movie (though the initial frenzy over him as a candidate was a little baffling; good filmmakers reinvent themselves all the time. And it’s nothing compared to Rob Marshall, another man known for musicals, taking on “Pirates of the Caribbean 4″).
Each of Condon’s directorial films (he also wrote “Chicago,” but we’ll leave that one out) contains a strand that can be put front and center in “Breaking Dawn” if the director chose (some spoilers ahead if you’re not familiar with the novel).
“Dreamgirls,” for all its pomp, centers on the larger world persecuting an anointed one, a neat parallel to the ordeal faced by Bella’s child. It also tells a sprawling story from several perspectives, as the “Breaking Dawn” novel does.
“Monsters,” which tells of the personal and creative trouble of “Bride of Frankenstein” director James Whale, could come in handy if Condon wanted to explore the demons that come from within, a plight particularly faced by Bella throughout the series.
And a “Kinsey” influence would mean the foregrounding of a misunderstood but right-minded outsider, which kind of describes all three main protagonists in the series but especially, in this book, describes Jacob, who breaks away from his family over their murderous intentions for Bella’s child.
As a rule, Condon has been preoccupied with the underdog in his movies, though one who ultimately triumphs and finds vindication, which fits nicely with the themes of “Twilight.”
Still, plenty of other questions will arise as production moves forward — namely, whether the film will shoot in 3-D, how the likely second film that will come from the “Breaking Dawn” novel will be developed, and how the timing of this one will unfold, with Summit eager to keep the momentum going but Condon, like most Oscar winners, accustomed to working at a slower pace.
In “Gods & Monsters,” Condon depicted a filmmaker beset by troubles as he tried to make an expectation-laden tale of the supernatural. Here’s hoping life doesn’t imitate art.
Check out the article (below) from entertainmentandshowbiz that discusses the possibility of Bill Condon (should he be chosen to direct the Breaking Dawn Movie) honing on Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart‘s acting skills in Breaking Dawn Movie:
“In the final installment of Twilight series Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart might puzzle their critics with their performances as Summit Entertainment is trying to rope in an Oscar winning director for the final series.
The production house is in talks with Bill Condon who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the movie “Gods and Monsters”. He also wrote and directed the 2006 Oscar nominated movie “Dreamgirls”, which gave Idol singer Jennifer Hudson her first Oscar as the Best Supporting Actress.
A talented director like Condon can actually hone the acting skills of the leading stars who have pushed the Twilight franchise to winning heights with their sheer charm and grace.
So far the pair’s sizzling chemistry has been the main crowd puller but that can change if the Twilight franchise can get a renowned director on board. The first Twilight movie was directed by a little known director Catherine Hardwicke.
The sequel “New Moon” was directed by Chris Weitz who made movies like “About a Boy” and “The Golden Compass”. New Moon opened with $26.3 million at the US box office breaking the record previously held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which grossed $22.2 domestically.
But Chris Weitz didn’t return as a director for the third installment “Eclipse”, the job went to David Slade who mostly directs music videos.”
I personally think there’s always room for improvement, and of course Bill Condon will help improve their acting skills because the movie will be a direct reflection of his work and abilities, but as actors I’m sure Rob & Kristen will naturally nail their roles in Breaking Dawn as they are always trying to improve themselves.
Here is a new video by ClevverTV. It’s pretty much the same thing we’ve already heard about Bill Condon in negotiations to direct Breaking Dawn, but I thought I’d post it as a good reminder that nothing, at this point, is confirmed!
FEARnets Jen Yamato has a great list of reasons as to why Bill Condon would make a perfect Breaking Dawn Movie director! Here is an excerpt:
While Condon is best known for his more recent Oscar-caliber work (see above), a look back in his filmography reveals a surprising knack for genre fare that one might not otherwise expect from the man behind Chicago and Dreamgirls. After a career stint as a journalist, Condon entered showbiz as the screenwriter of 1981′s low-budget horror spoof Strange Behavior (AKA Dead Kids), an Illinois-set Ozsploitation flick followed by a sci-fi sequel, Strange Invaders. He made his directorial debut a few years later with the 1987 Gothic thriller Sister, Sister and in 1995 helmed Candyman2: Farewell to the Flesh (the one that reveals the Candyman’s tragic origin story, involving a lynch mob, honey, and a swarm of bees).
A few years later, Condon left behind the horror fare to begin his better known period, starting with the critically-acclaimed Gods and Monsters — a biopic of horror director James Whale (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein). That film demonstrated Condon’s knowledge of the horror genre and his ability to infuse it with humanistic storytelling, which will be key in adapting Breaking Dawn, a story that balances Bella Swan’s involvement in the vampire and werewolf worlds with themes of marriage, family, and romance.
Sparkle of a Different Kind
Another of Condon’s proven skills is the ability to wrangle large, ambitious productions and deliver polished products with mass appeal. Some may joke, but nobody REALLY expects Bill Condon’s Breaking Dawn to include musical numbers or jazz hands. That said, the expertise proven with Dreamgirls — a film with multiple sets, characters, and intimate dramatic arcs with large ramifications — should give fans some measure of confidence. After all, Breaking Dawn‘s story is so over the top and its stakes so elevated that many of us have wondered how it could ever be filmed at all.
One can imagine that Condon could give the Twilight Saga the maturity it needs to bring the first films’ teen angst sensibilities into the more adult realm that Bella Swan will quickly find herself in — facing marriage, babies, and other new discoveries and enemies as the series draws to a close. If Condon can create a product that doesn’t look like it’s been made merely for the MTV crowd, but also for, well, their parents, the franchise might pull a much wider demographic than it has previously and, also important, earn critical respect.
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.
Dreamgirls director Bill Condon is the frontrunner to direct theBreaking Dawn flicks, or so Entertainment Weekly is reporting.
While nothing is “official” (geez—who’s had it with that word?) Condon seems “close” to nailing down a final deal with Summit.
But is he the right choice?
While the possibility of Gus Van Sant gave everyone warm and fuzzy feelings, we think Bill is the perfect guy for the possibly multi-film job.
Think a slightly more professional Catherine Hardwicke. We still say it was the lack of budget that made Twilight a little painful at times, and, we actually didn’t think it was Hardwicke who effed it up. But as the studio mantra goes (and Summit insiders do not diverge here), it’s always “the director’s fault.”
Bill Condon is corky and will bring a different, yet traditional enough view to the final (yeah, right) Twilight films. Hello, Gods and Monsters anyone?
Let’s just say BC will so be in tune to handle this rather sexually liberal cast. And we mean that in the best way possible, babes! There are how many vampire Vices after all?
But, clearly, it’s not just our opinion that will give Condon the final in.
“So far, the main cast members have had positive feedback about this possibility,” says one of our studio spies.
What do you think Twi-hards, do you approve? We, as usual, are on the edges of our Robsten seats to find out.
Summit Entertainment is closing in on helmer Bill Condon to close out the “Twilight” saga.
Condon is in negotiations to direct “Breaking Dawn” — the final tome in author Stephenie Meyer’s four-book vampire series. The deal is expected to close quickly, with no major sticking points between the two sides.
“Breaking Dawn,” which marks the last chapter in the love story of bloodsucker Edward and mortal Bella, will likely be broken into two films — meaning Condon would be the sole director to land two “Twilight” gigs. Catherine Hardwicke helmed the first pic, while Chris Weitz directed the second, “New Moon.” David Slade was behind the camera for the third, the upcoming “Eclipse.” Though Summit has been fickle with its directors, the company has stuck with scribe Melissa Rosenberg to adapt each installment.
Condon most recently helmed the musical “Dreamgirls.”