Bill Condon To Direct Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer Produces

Apr 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

Summit has just issued a press release stating that Bill Condon will be directing Breaking Dawn and that Stephenie Meyer has been named as one of the producers!  Here is their entire statement:

BILL CONDON TO DIRECT SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT’S THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN

Los Angeles, CA  April 28, 2010 – 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.”

“I’m very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book – and we’re hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience,” said Bill Condon.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Condon is well known for writing and directing 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 the movie musical CHICAGO in 2003.  Most recently the multi-hyphenate directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series “The Big C” and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Hugh Jackman.

The third film in the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.

Condon is represented by WME and Anonymous Content.

About the TWILIGHT film series
The TWILIGHT film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together…even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires.  The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON was released November 20, 2009.  The franchise has grossed over $1.1 billion in worldwide box office ticket sales to date.

About Summit Entertainment, LLC

Summit Entertainment, LLC is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures.  Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product.  Summit Entertainment, LLC releases on average 10 to 12 films annually.

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7 Comments to “Bill Condon To Direct Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer Produces”

  1. Maggie says:

    FInally!!! Something about this movie has been set in stone!!! :D

  2. Brandi says:

    Well I have only seen one of the above mentioned movies of Bill Condon’s (Chicago) which he didn’t direct(?), so I really have nothing to base an opnion on. I am glad that they have decided on a director, which means they are atleast one step closer to filming, which is good news!! = ) Guess I will just have to wait and see!! poo, why do we have to wait??? lol

  3. Roxanne says:

    So happy that Stephenie Meyer will be an actual producer!!!!! That means she will have her hands in it from beginning to end! As far as Bill Condon as the director, we will have to see, but he is very acclaimed. Very exciting!

  4. Team Jacob All the Way says:

    Is he a good director
    Why can’t chris whitz do it

  5. jane says:

    yay!
    finally!
    it’s really good stephenie meyer will be there…=D

  6. Thalia says:

    Love these movies!!! I hate the screenplays!!!!

  7. Chloe says:

    I agree Maggie! It’s great to fianlly have something confirmed :)

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