The latest Breaking Dawn director reports/rumors


Reports? Rumors? Call it what you will … here is the latest UNCONFIRMED news about Breaking Dawn via Deadline Hollywood:

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Condon has emerged as the number one choice to direct the final two installments of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, I’m told. Summit Entertainment hasn’t signed him, but I’m told that after several strong meetings, they are negotiating. Condon was among a list of A-list directors approved by Summit and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. That  list included Gus Van Sant, Sofia Coppola and Fernando Meirelles. Shooting will begin in the fall, and I heard the plan is to shoot two films back to back.

The report also includes this interesting tid-bit of opinion:

Hollywood hasn’t given Summit its due on the Twilight pictures. Like them or not, these pictures have been better than they had to be, given the ferocious fan base. They are exciting movies with a fresh contemporary feel. That Summit keeps pushing the envelope, where director quality is concerned, says a lot in how to keep franchises engaging for fans–something that studios now readying prequels, four-quels and reboots, would be smart to emulate.

Read the rest here.

The folks at Deadline Hollywood are often right. But not always. And this is still unconfirmed. Nothing is official until it comes from Summit Entertainment.

For the comments: What do you think of Bill Condon as a Breaking Dawn director?

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