Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stephenie Meyer Producer for Breaking Dawn

Bill Condon will direct Breaking Dawn.

While the where, how many, when is all still huish hush or undecided there is one other intereting thing we learned this morning.... Stephenie Meyer will be a producer for Breaking Dawn.

Stephenie Meyer is listed as one of the Producers for Breaking Dawn. This would be a great thing in my opinion since she created this world, giving her even more creative control and supervision of the project should ensure it is the best it can be for fans.

However, there is a possible downside to having Stephenie Meyer as producer... She has strictly enforced the rating of the movie to allow her younger fans to be able to enjoy them, fair enough.... We've seen recently that even a PG-13 rating can get hot... but as a friend said last night "Stephenie Meyer is a total cock-block"

It's true... I fear she will not let the steamy love get steamy enough or the intense scenes get intense though I am glad she has more control creatively in getting Breaking Dawn right... I hope the other producers and team can push the steaminess on her... Remember Steph, they are married now, they can get hot & steamy on the honeymoon ;)

Here is the press release:

Los Angeles, CA April 28, 2010 – Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg, and will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer will produce the project.

“Bringing Stephenie Meyer’s BREAKING DAWN to the screen requires a graceful and intelligent hand and we believe Bill Condon is exactly the right steward, having shown equal and abundant talents of immense creativity and subtle sensitivity,” said Erik Feig, President of Production and Acquisitions, for Summit Entertainment.

Added author Stephenie Meyer, “I’m so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he’s going to be a great fit, and I’m excited to see what he does with the material.”

“I’m very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book – and we’re hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience,” said Bill Condon.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Condon is well known for writing and directing DREAMGIRLS, KINSEY, and GODS AND MONSTERS, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999. He was nominated for a second Oscar for his screenplay for the movie musical CHICAGO in 2003. Most recently the multi-hyphenate directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series “The Big C” and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Hugh Jackman.

The third film in the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.



pamj said...

I appreciate Stephenie's decision to make the movies apropriate for younger fans. A movie can be hot without showing too much skin. Personally, I found Twilight a lot more exciting than some PG13 films I've seen.

Anonymous said...

These books were not written for 12 and 13 year olds!!! They wait until they are married so let's get on with the honeymoon! Doesn't have to be a porn scene but we definitely need to see the headboard BEING broken...