Bill Condon, the Oscar winning director behind Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls, and the Chicago screenplay, is in negotiations to direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn for Summit Entertainment.
According to Deadline Summit has had “several strong meetings” with the director and he has emerged as the number one choice. Condon was amongst directors such as Gus Van Sant, Sofia Coppola and Fernando Meirelles who Summit were eying to direct the final Twilight film, which will be split into two parts.
Shooting will begin later this year, and the plan is to shoot the two films back to back. Condon will have to harness all of his Oscar worthy skills when filming as the story is a bit different to the musicals and dramas we’ve seen from him in the past. For instance, [spoilers] Bella (Kristen Stewart) becomes pregnant and the baby ends up breaking most of her bones as it has inherited a vampire’s inhuman strength. Then, after Edward (Robert Pattinson) has given Bella a C-Section with his teeth, Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) ‘imprints’ on the baby, which basically means he falls in love with it.
Eclipse will be released in June, and the release schedule for the Breaking Dawn movies has yet to be announced.