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Bill Condon to direct both halves of Breaking Dawn?

04.07.2010

A while back we heard that Summit was approaching big name directors to helm the final two installments of the TWILIGHT sage. Among them were Gus Van Sant, Sofia Coppola and most surprisingly DREAMGIRLS' Bill Condon.

Well it appears the oddest choice might be the real one, as Deadline is reporting that Condon has had multiple meetings with the studio and final negotiations are in place to get him behind the wheel.

The massive, and some would say unfilmable book, BREAKING DAWN is being split into two films which would likely be shot back to back. Condon seems like an incredibly random choice here, although I’m not sure ANYONE is ready to shoot a *SPOILERS* vampire fang cesarean and an epic baby/werewolf pedophilic love story. Sorry, but I feel the need to bring up those plot points every time we talk about this.

This isn’t final yet, but talks do appear to be in the wrap-up stages. I expect he’s pulling in a pretty massive chunk of change to do this, and I really, really hope he somehow works a musical number in.

Extra Tidbit: Condon is also directing the Marlon Wayans-as-Richard Pryor biopic.
Source: Deadline

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11:02AM on 04/08/2010
They are probably changing those plot points for a PG13 rating anyway.
They are probably changing those plot points for a PG13 rating anyway.
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8:08AM on 04/08/2010
I like the summary of the plot. Makes for some WTF double takes if you've never heard about it before.
I like the summary of the plot. Makes for some WTF double takes if you've never heard about it before.
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4:45AM on 04/08/2010

kiss your career....

goodbye you fucking idiot.
goodbye you fucking idiot.
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4:45AM on 04/08/2010

kiss your career....

goodbye you fucking idiot.
goodbye you fucking idiot.
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3:55PM on 04/07/2010
Quick fact, Condon directed Candyman 2
Quick fact, Condon directed Candyman 2
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3:19PM on 04/07/2010

I just want him to get to the Pryor film already.


Mainly because I'm so curious to see if Marlon Wayans can pull it off.

Mainly because I'm so curious to see if Marlon Wayans can pull it off.
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6:03PM on 04/07/2010
I agree. The only reason I'm not dead set against the casting of Marlon Wayans is because of his performance in Requiem for a Dream. He was fantastic in that movie, but that's about the only one I've seen that I can say I really like him in. Based on that one performance though he proved he CAN act, so we'll see how he does with the Richard Pryor biopic. Before "Ray," I would never have imagined Jamie Foxx could deliver such an excellent performance, so there's definitely hope.
I agree. The only reason I'm not dead set against the casting of Marlon Wayans is because of his performance in Requiem for a Dream. He was fantastic in that movie, but that's about the only one I've seen that I can say I really like him in. Based on that one performance though he proved he CAN act, so we'll see how he does with the Richard Pryor biopic. Before "Ray," I would never have imagined Jamie Foxx could deliver such an excellent performance, so there's definitely hope.
6:36AM on 04/08/2010
100%
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2:33PM on 04/07/2010
I am not looking forward to this at all. But what is so unusual about Bill Condon? For my money he always seemed the best of the three to direct this, having dealt with sexual relationships that are unorthodox in "Gods and Monsters" and especially "Kinsey." If anyone can convince us that a twenty-year-old could fall in love with a newborn, it's Condon. Still, he's got his work cut out for him, but his reputation won't suffer the same way as Van Sant's would've.
I am not looking forward to this at all. But what is so unusual about Bill Condon? For my money he always seemed the best of the three to direct this, having dealt with sexual relationships that are unorthodox in "Gods and Monsters" and especially "Kinsey." If anyone can convince us that a twenty-year-old could fall in love with a newborn, it's Condon. Still, he's got his work cut out for him, but his reputation won't suffer the same way as Van Sant's would've.
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2:10PM on 04/07/2010
Stanley Kubrick could come back from the dead and direct this movie and it'll still blow ass.
Stanley Kubrick could come back from the dead and direct this movie and it'll still blow ass.
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