The news came out last week that Bill Condon will direct ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,’ the fourth film in the ‘Twilight’ book series by Stephenie Meyer.
What immediately sprang to mind is that Condon wrote and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2009, but he has a whole string of credits besides that. He wrote and directed 1998’s ‘Gods and Monsters’ (for which he won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay), 2002’s ‘Chicago,’ and 2006’s ‘Dreamgirls.’ Nothing to scoff at there.
In addition to ‘Breaking Dawn,’ due for release in 2011 and produced by Stephenie Meyer, Condon is also writing and directing ‘Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?’ (2011) and ‘The Song is You’ (2012).
So yeah, his career is quite diverse, and I’m curious to see what he does with ‘Breaking Dawn.’ It’s interesting that different directors have helmed each of the ‘Twilight’ movies to date. I think it’s good because you get a different spin on the story and characters with each director.
I’d be lying, though, if I said I didn’t expect to see the vampires break into a song-and-dance routine in ‘Breaking Dawn.’ Hey, it could happen.