Reports: “Breaking Dawn” Producers Leaning Toward Bill Condon

Summit Entertainment is close to signing “Dreamgirls” director Bill Condon to take the helm of the two-part “Breaking Dawn” movie, the last chapter of the “Twilight” saga, reports said. Summit had previously considered directors Gus Van Sant, Mark Waters, and Sofia Coppola, who backed out because she only wanted to take the helm of one of the two “Breaking Dawn” films.

Sources with knowledge of the deal said if Condon decides to take the project, he will spend about a year in Vancouver to shoot “Breaking Dawn.” EW.com reports that the first of the two films will cover Bella and Edward’s wedding, Bella’s pregnancy, and the birth of their child. The second film will concentrate on Bella’s becoming a vampire and Jacob’s relationship with Renesmee Cullen.

Both Summit and Condon have yet to confirm the report, but the director is reportedly putting an ongoing project, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” on hold. Summit has yet to announce the release date of “Breaking Dawn” but the second installment of the vampire movies based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling books “Eclipse” has been set on June 30.