Breaking Dawn News – Special Message from Bill Condon (BD Director)
So I guess NO ONE’s messing with tradition – Twilight Tradition that is. Hehe… Every director since Chris Weitz, has sent their notes to Twilight Fans either before, during or after the filming of the Twilight Saga Series! The current director, Oscar winner – Bill Condon, will not only have the enormous task of helming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 & Part 2 – he will also have to please the millions ( yup MILLIONS!) of Twilight Fans who want him to bring to life the best version and as close as possible to the last book of the most beloved series in recent years.
Has it really been five months (and a day) since my last dispatch? In my defense, they’ve been five months spent immersed in the world of TWILIGHT – something I’m sure you can all appreciate. We’re in the thick of pre-production now, juggling everything from casting to storyboarding to location scouting, getting it all ready to go, but I do want to take a moment to announce to you exclusively a few of the amazing production team members who are hard at work alongside me, bringing these movies to life. I hope you’ll be as excited about them as I am:
Guillermo Navarro, who won an Academy Award for the beautiful PAN’S LABYRINTH, is our cinematographer. Guillermo and I have been painstakingly planning each shot, with a team of very talented storyboard artists.
Michael Wilkinson, our costume designer, is bringing his brilliant vision to the styles of all your favorite characters. Michael’s created fantastic looks for 300, WATCHMEN, and the upcoming TRON: LEGACY – just wait ’til you see his take on the vampire witnesses who come to Forks from around the globe.
Jean Black, our makeup designer, has worked extensively with the Coen Brothers and David Fincher, most recently making exquisite, award-winning contributions to THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. I’m honored to be working with her.
Richard Sherman, with whom I made GODS AND MONSTERS and KINSEY, is on-board as our production designer. Richard’s one of my oldest collaborators and a terrific designer, and you may be interested to know that he also happens to be a lifelong vampire aficionado.
Our Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor John Bruno has been responsible for some of the most memorable special effects ever, with his groundbreaking work on display in everything from POLTERGEIST to AVATAR. He and his team are working intensely to develop solutions to the host of special effects challenges that Stephenie created for us in BREAKING DAWN, including that remarkable kid…
Wonderful, imaginative people all and very exciting, intense times for us. Even with the months of work we’ve already put in, we’re barely underway on the journey, and I do hope to get back to you much sooner next time with more news. Until then, thanks for your warm reception and continued support!
Very best regards,
Well there you have it! THANK YOU BILL CONDON !!! Wow, he has assembled THE BEST- SERIOUSLY THEY ARE THE BEST to work on this movie.
Looks like quality of production of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 & 2 will improved exponentially from Catherine Hardwicke’s day on the director’s chair.(We love you Catherine! You started it all!! Thank YOU!!)
Being Excited is an understatement. 😀 Woooohoooooo!! Can’t wait!