Will Bill Condon helm ‘Breaking Dawn’ movies?
It’s not yet official but some sources like FearNet.com, claim Dreamgirls director Bill Condon has pulled into the lead to direct the two parts of the Breaking Dawn movie, the last part of the Twilight Saga franchise.
The previous reports said Condon was joined by Sophia Coppola and Gus Van Sent as the three main director favorites for the movie. Now he’s said to be the first in the line.
Fear Net says Condon could bring something of his own to the franchise thanks to his horror/thriller past (Gods and Monsters) and experience in movie making.
Summit Entertainment might be interested in getting Bill to direct the movies to make sure BD appeals to a wider demographic, not only tweens, like Twilight and New Moon.
Condon is a man who has an Oscar sheen about him, and that could elevate the two-part Breaking Dawn films beyond the realm of teenybopper fare. Summit wants Twilight to appeal to more than just the tween set, which Weitz’s CG wolves didn’t do and Slade’s horror cred may not do come June – and that means bringing in a touch of prestige.
Another of Condon’s proven skills is the ability to wrangle large, ambitious productions and deliver polished products with mass appeal … After all, Breaking Dawn‘s story is so over the top and its stakes so elevated that many of us have wondered how it could ever be filmed at all.
One can imagine that Condon could give the Twilight Saga the maturity it needs to bring the first films’ teen angst sensibilities into the more adult realm that Bella Swan will quickly find herself in – facing marriage, babies, and other new discoveries and enemies as the series draws to a close.
If Condon can create a product that doesn’t look like it’s been made merely for the MTV crowd, but also for, well, their parents, the franchise might pull a much wider demographic than it has previously and, also important, earn critical respect.
What do you think, Twi-hards?
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