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Report Accurate: Bill Condon Frontrunner to Direct “Breaking Dawn”   1 comment

The current frontrunner to direct “Breaking Dawn” is Bill Condon, Gossip Cop can confirm.

Summit Entertainment has yet to sign Condon to the project, but the studio and director are engaged in a negotiation process that has moved the director to the front of the pack, a rep for Summit tells Gossip Cop, corroborating an earlier report.

Condon previously directed films including Kinsey and Dreamgirls.

Almost as long as the book itself, the saga of who would adapt it for the screen has gone through many twists, including a false rumor Gossip Cop busted claiming Gus Van Sant had already “signed” to do the project, and buzz last week that Michael Mann was a major candidate.

As of now, no final decision has been made.

Gossip Cop will have updates as they break.


Posted April 7, 2010 by natalienw in Breaking Dawn

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'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn': Update on the Search for Directors   Leave a comment

One of the things Twilight fans most look forward to is that moment when the reality that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is coming to fruition sets in.

Until then, we speculate about the varying potentialities for the film: two films versus one; 3-D or not 3-D; Portland or Vancouver; who will direct this movie (or these movies)?

Well, Entertainment Weekly has a very interesting new bit of insight as to the last bit at least and reports that a decision as to which filming location will be chosen is still in the works.

According to them, at least three, very high profile directors have been vetted for the post of directing the fourth portion of the Saga.

“Sources tell EW that the studio has reached out to at least three top-notch directors, including Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation), Gus Van Sant (Milk), and Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) to gauge their interest in what is likely to be two movies.”

They also reported that Van Sant’s representatives confirmed him as having been approached for the picture.

Twilight Lexicon makes a really good point about this issue, saying “Summit will tell us details about Breaking Dawn after the Eclipse major marketing wave is over” because “like most companies, they like to focus their marketing and newscycle on one major product at a time.”

A lot of folks speculated that the news would come after a successful showing for New Moon, but it makes sense that announcement of this sort of magnitude would be held off until The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has had its day (or weeks, months) in the theater.

Twilight Examiner

Posted March 16, 2010 by natalienw in Breaking Dawn

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