Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,” based on the fourth novel in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series.
“Breaking Dawn’s” screenplay is being written by Melissa Rosenberg and will bring back Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Meyer will produce the film.
“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.
Condon has directed “Dreamgirls,” “Kinsey,” and “Gods and Monsters,” for which we won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999. He was nominated for a second Oscar in 2003 for “Chicago.”
“Eclipse,” the third Twilight film, hits theaters June 30.