'Breaking Dawn' director writes an open letter to 'Twilight' fans
In perhaps a brilliant move to court "The Twilight Saga" fans, "Breaking Dawn" director Bill Condon has penned an open letter on the film franchise's Facebook page.
Addressing the letter to "Twihards, Twifans, Twilight Moms, Team Edward, Team Jacob and Team Switzerland," the recently selected Condon set about proving the serious legwork he's doing to live up to the challenge ahead -- a finale in either one or two parts about vampires and werewolves in Forks, Wash.
Condon tells fans he's watched Catherine Hardwicke's "Twilight" and Chris Weitz's "New Moon" up to three times each, reread Stephenie Meyer's "Breaking Dawn" twice, surveyed Mark Cotta Vaz's companion books and even peeped a Twi graphic novel.
"A corner of my office is starting to look like Hot Topic," Condon quips.
The "Dreamgirls" helmer confesses he's a "huge admirer of the already-iconic" Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, 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."
Condon encourages fans to ask questions on the page (many are already begging to know if "Breaking Dawn" will be split into two parts) and settles one burning argument about his artistic vision.
"No," he confirms, "there won't be any musical numbers."
What are your burning "Breaking Dawn" questions? Should Condon be courting the Twi-hards? Tell us in comments!
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Bill Condon, who co-produced the 2009 Academy Awards, talks to media outlets in January 2009 after the nominations announcement in Beverly Hills. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times.