I hate Twilight. But I am a journalist…Or something like one, so I report on things even I am not a fan of, this being Bill Condon’s Facebook letter to the people regarding Breaking Dawn. Oscar-winner Bill Condon is directing Breaking Dawn, thankgod, the end game to The Twilight Saga, which may be one film or may yet be split into two, god be damned.
His words are straightforward and don’t go into any Nerd depth on what’s planned for the film, but he does have one line that gives the inkling we may have terrible 2’s.. Split into two films:
“I’ve been given a very warm welcome by Stephenie and Team Summit – who are super-focused, as you know, on getting these movies right.”
Taking the Hobbit que, they are MILKING this series like lactating set of double D’s on a pregnant woman with a nipple fetish, AND I don’t believe with it’s psychotic following and all the money involved that Stephanie Meyer will NOT make another Twilight book. I already think I heard she was going to, but unless no, my hypothesis is that it won’t be long. Look at JK Rowling? She’s already saying that there will be another Potter book after she swore Hallows was the last, the limelight goes onto another (like Meyers) and the other’s get jealous...Check out the Letter to the fans by Bill Condon After the Spike
A note to fans from Bill Condon
Greetings Twihards, Twifans, Twilight Moms, Team Edward, Team Jacob and Team Switzerland,
I just want to say hello to all of you and let you know that I’m stoked to be getting underway on the adventure of making BREAKING DAWN. As you’ve probably heard, I’ve been given a very warm welcome by Stephenie and Team Summit – who are super-focused, as you know, on getting these movies right.
I’m pretty busy bringing myself up to speed on what you already know by heart: I’ve read BREAKING DAWN twice, rewatched Catherine’s and Chris’s movies 2-3 times each, have all four CDs playing in my car, and have Catherine’s notebook, Mark Cotta Vaz’s companion books, and even Volume 1 of the graphic novel here on my desk – a corner of my office is starting to look like Hot Topic. I realize that this barely qualifies me for “newborn” status in the universe you’ve been living inside for a few years now, but a guy’s gotta start somewhere.
Like many of you, I’ve always been slightly obsessed with vampires, dating back to the prime-time series DARK SHADOWS, which I followed avidly as a kid. But that alone hadn’t been enough to get me interested in making a vampire movie, even though my early screenwriting and directing efforts grew out of a great love for horror movies and thrillers. Since making GODS AND MONSTERS thirteen years ago, however, I’ve been yearning for a return to a story with Gothic overtones.
The wonderful world that Stephenie has created has obviously struck a chord with you, and I don’t think it’s difficult to see why. For me, her characters are simultaneously timeless, yet very modern. Rooted in a beautiful, real landscape with a great sense of place, Bella, Edward, Jacob, and the rest of the Forks/La Push menagerie, experience emotions that are primal, and universal: desire, despair, jealousy – and it all comes to fruition in BREAKING DAWN. This is a final chapter in the best sense; not just wide in scope and scale, but emotionally charged and intense throughout.
I’m a huge admirer of the already-iconic Kristen, Robert, and Taylor, and wanted to be the one to work with them as they face the challenges of bringing your beloved characters to the end of their journeys. Really, what could be more fun than that?
Please feel free to ask questions in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to answer them. I hope that this will be the first of many occasions I’ll get to check in with you as we set to work bringing BREAKING DAWN to the screen. I am excited and grateful to have all of you alongside me for my TWILIGHT journey.
P.S. Answer #1: No, there won’t be any musical numbers