Wednesday, April 28, 2010

'Dreamgirls' Director will be 'Breaking Dawn'

Looking back at it, that title doesn't make a lot of sense. But I like it anyway.
Moving on to the news!

Bill Condon has been officially announced as the director of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," the final chapter in the franchise.

Condon won an Oscar for the screenplay of his 1999 film "Gods and Monsters." He also directed "Dreamgirls" and "Kinsey" and produced the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony with Hugh Jackman as host.

Summit Entertainment's announcement added that "Breaking Dawn" - expected to be split into two films - is currently being scripted by Melissa Rosenberg. It's set for release sometime in 2011.

Erik Feig, Summit's president of production, said: "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."

Meyer said: "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."

In an official statement, Condon said: "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."

Bringing "Breaking Dawn" to screen will require a graceful hand? It's a one-of-a-kind book? Yeah...we know. Do I have to go over what the fourth book is about again? With the violent vampire sex and super vampire baby powers (not to mention the fang c-section and werewolf pedophilia)?

Seriously, I'm glad they got a director, but this is "Twilight" folks. And this is the guy who made "Dreamgirls."

Actually - this makes far more sense to me than bringing in "30 Days of Night" helmer David Slade for "Eclipse." The "Twilight" franchise has its share of action, but it is, at its core, a romance aimed at a female audience and Slade comes off as a director more geared to blood soaked violence than teen-angsty pondering.

What do you think about this news (if you even really care)?
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: The Geek Files, UGO Movie Blog, Rope of Silicon, USA Today

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