The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon was spotted at Vancouver Airport catching a flight back to Los Angeles.
We at TheBreakingDawnMovie.Org wish Breaking Dawn movie director Bill Condon a very Happy Birthday! Though we know he is probably working today on the Breaking Dawn set, we hope he at least gets in some family time and lots of Birthday wishes!
Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon has supplied us with another message in regards to updates with the Breaking Dawn movie. I’m starting to like him already. Here’s what he had to say:
Has it really been five months (and a day) since my last dispatch? In my defense, they’ve been five months spent immersed in the world of TWILIGHT – something I’m sure you can all appreciate. We’re in the thick of pre-production now, juggling everything from casting to storyboarding to location scouting, getting it all ready to go, but I do want to take a moment to announce to you exclusively a few of the amazing production team members who are hard at work alongside me, bringing these movies to life. I hope you’ll be as excited about them as I am:
Guillermo Navarro, who won an Academy Award for the beautiful PAN’S LABYRINTH, is our cinematographer. Guillermo and I have been painstakingly planning each shot, with a team of very talented storyboard artists.
Michael Wilkinson, our costume designer, is bringing his brilliant vision to the styles of all your favorite characters. Michael’s created fantastic looks for 300, WATCHMEN, and the upcoming TRON: LEGACY – just wait ’til you see his take on the vampire witnesses who come to Forks from around the globe.
Jean Black, our makeup designer, has worked extensively with the Coen Brothers and David Fincher, most recently making exquisite, award-winning contributions to THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. I’m honored to be working with her.
Richard Sherman, with whom I made GODS AND MONSTERS and KINSEY, is on-board as our production designer. Richard’s one of my oldest collaborators and a terrific designer, and you may be interested to know that he also happens to be a lifelong vampire aficionado.
Our Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor John Bruno has been responsible for some of the most memorable special effects ever, with his groundbreaking work on display in everything from POLTERGEIST to AVATAR. He and his team are working intensely to develop solutions to the host of special effects challenges that Stephenie created for us in BREAKING DAWN, including that remarkable kid…
Wonderful, imaginative people all and very exciting, intense times for us. Even with the months of work we’ve already put in, we’re barely underway on the journey, and I do hope to get back to you much sooner next time with more news. Until then, thanks for your warm reception and continued support!
Very best regards,
“The Twilight Saga” has taken the number one spot on the HitFix Movie Power Rankings List and it’s thanks to the news about Bill Condon’s Breaking Dawn negotiations. Here is what HitFix had to say:
Did it really take three weeks for “The Twilight Saga” to hit the top spot on HitFix’s movie power rankings? It must have been a rare slow period, because there’s always so much going on in the “Twilight”-world you could easily argue it should be No. 1 every week. This edition is completely warranted, however, as word leaked last week that Bill Condon is the front runner to direct back-to-back installments of the series’ final chapter (so far at least), “Breaking Dawn.”
The Oscar-winning filmmaker has “Dreamgirls,” “Kinsey,” “Gods and Monsters” to his credit as well as producing the acclaimed 81st Academy Awards. He also is the most critically acclaimed filmmaker to take the reins of the franchise yet and could help shepherd some of the more uneven performances that have been scattered throughout the first two films. The deal isn’t done, but “Twilight” fans should be very satisfied and excited over Condon’s willingness to tackle the most challenging book in the series. More intriguing is whether they’ll be able to keep any changes secret with the first “Dawn” not expected till holiday 2012. We’ll see.
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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.”
A new name entered the potential directors pool for “Breaking Dawn” yesterday: Stephen Daldry. He previously directed only three films — “The Reader,” “The Hours” and “Billy Elliott” — but he received Academy Award nominations for all three of them. Daldry joins a group of three previously named talents who Summit is considering to helm the final installment in the “Twilight” series:
Sofia Coppola: The “Lost in Translation” and “Marie Antoinette” director knows her way around nuanced female roles, and Kristen Stewart’s Bella is definitely that. She also knows how to make challenging relationships compelling for film audiences; “Breaking Dawn” also has a lot of that.
Gus Van Sant: Van Sant is admittedly an odd choice. He’s had mainstream success with the likes of “Good Will Hunting” and “Finding Forrester,” but he’s known best for his indie/arthouse work. “Twilight” is many things, and it does indeed have its roots as an indie, but “arthouse” is not a direction I can see Summit wanting it to go in for the final chapter (or chapters, if it is broken into two movies). That said, star Robert Pattinson is keen on Van Sant being the guy, and the director has proven himself capable of blockbuster success.
Bill Condon: The random nature of Bill Condon’s resume is exactly what makes him a good fit for “Breaking Dawn.” From the “Candyman” sequel to “Kinsey” to “Dreamgirls,” you never know what he’s going to do next. He’s directed a supernatural, hook-wielding psycho-killer, a sex-crazed scientist and an up-and-coming soul singer… a teenage romance involving vampires, werewolves and a violent, bloody birth feels like the culmination of everything he’s ever done!
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