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Bill Condon To Direct ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’
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It’s been no secret that The Twilight Saga wanted badly to be just like the Harry Potter franchise when it began. And while financially they have done very well, the quality of the films have been nowhere close.

Another similarity that they share is that many different directors have been brought in for each installment of the series. Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) got things going with Twilight, Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass) brought us New Moon, David Slade (30 Days of Night) was behind the camera on this summer’s Eclipse, and now, Summit Entertainment has chosen the director for their last film.

Bill Condon, who had been rumored as a possible director for a while now, has been officially signed to direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, which is based on the last book in the series. It’s expected that the film will actually be split up into two parts in order to stay as faithful to the story and make as much money as humanly possible.

Condon is certainly an interesting choice for director. His most notable films have not only been acclaimed, but Oscar-nominated and -winning productions. This began with 1998’s Gods and Monsters, and was followed by Kinsey and Dreamgirls. But don’t think that the man only knows how to do those types of movies; he also directed a little gem called Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh back in 1995, so Breaking Dawn is officially catching eyes so far.

One of the worst issues with the first movie was that the acting was absolutely appalling — sorry, Twilighters, but it is so very true, trust me — and has only improved slightly in New Moon. But with the talent of Condon, can the performances necessary to fuel a franchise like this finally be highlighted, increasing the appeal of The Twilight Saga? Or will we learn that the actors are eternally hopeless? I’m willing to lean toward the former.

Breaking Dawn as a novel is apparently incredibly dark and graphic in content, so don’t look now, but this could get interesting soon.

Here’s my offer as the complete anti-Twilight fan: make a crazy R-rated set of final movies, and I’ll go ahead and see them in theaters with everyone else!

4 Comments »

  1. The twilight films suck. It doesn’t matter who directs them. It’s an unavoidable fact. There’s no possible way to make those films remotely watchable. The only reason it even got attention in the first place was because of Harry Potter. The twilight books came out right when HP ended and some of the fans needed some kind of rebound. I’m just happy they’re making them so fast, so that crap can hurry up and end.

    Comment by Gabby — April 29, 2010 @ 6:42 pm

  2. honestly i could care less about hp but i do like twilight and i do admit the first movie was crap but the rest are coming out better and i think its funny how you feel so strongly about a movie you dont like when u can simply just not watch it…. but for some reason you have taken such a stand to read about it and then complain about it…congrats for wasting your time being so mad that twilight movies exist instead of just ingoring them..

    Comment by hmmm — April 30, 2010 @ 1:56 am

  3. gay.

    Comment by scrotumbagmonkeyflicker — May 1, 2010 @ 6:38 am

  4. Seriously, all Twilight haters should just stay out of it. If you hate it so much, why do you involve yourself with it? Personally, I really don’t think Twilight was that good of the movie but I have to agree, they are getting better and better.

    Comment by Heythere — May 4, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

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