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Sofia Coppola, Bill Condon & Van Sant Offered Breaking Dawn

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March 16, 2010

Sofia Coppola, Bill Condon, Gus Van Sant

I can't tell you how excited I am that we're inching closer and closer to the end of The Twilight Saga. If you're a regular reader you know why and will either join in my excitement, or whine about our complaining whenever we write about it. However, some recent news has provoked some genuine interest as EW reports that at least three high profile directors including Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette), Gus Van Sant (Elephant, Milk), and Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) have been approached about potentially directing what will be a two part finale for Breaking Dawn, the final installment of The Twilight Saga.

This information was also confirmed by Twilight star Kristen Stewart in a recent interview with MTV where she says "I'm glad that's out and about. I didn't know that was something that people knew." Of course, with the rampant speculation about Captain America casting (of which I'm sick and tired of hearing), names will be tossed around until, as EW says, the studio delivers writer Melissa Rosenberg's detailed outline to these directors, which should happen sometime next week. Either way, it looks like there will be a pretty big name announced relatively soon. Any TwiHards out there care to say which director they want for this?

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  • movie mike
    They're gonna go for sofia coppola
  • Xerxex
    I'll join you Ethan, I can't tell you how annoyed I get when I hear critics praising Twilight and its effect on cinema! Once its over maybe some will start to repair the vampire/warewolf genre and bring us grade A value entertainment!
  • drkknit
    i think no matter who directs the film it'll still won't b a great film. unless of course they get Tim Burton and he makes in the fashion as he made Edward Scissorhands.
  • Cody w
    Honestly I wish FS would just not report anything Twilight related....You guys preach how you all loath it sooooo much yet any related news you post something. But it also shows a bit of professionalism.
  • Jimmy Y
    I don't think any of them will do it. Bill Condon would not be cool. What about Floria Sigismondi?
  • VOMIT!! These movies seriously wallow in the sty of lameness! I think they did a horrible, hack-job from the very beginning i.e. lame-ass low budget, lame director, lame cast etc. I am, however, a HUGE fan of the books. The scenes, the story, the characters/MY cast etc. were SO much cooler in my head. Alas, I will more than likely see the rest of the movies just b/c of that. haha As far as what director I hope they pick... I really don't care. :)
  • wm
    I'd love to see David Lynch do it. Think how fucking weird that'll be. No one will understand it and everyone will have nightmares for a week.
  • People's Champ
    Lynch? He wouldnt touch this series if his life was on the line. Van Saint will have those guys dump the girl and they're start doing each other.
  • Mony
    So when they all say NO, who are they going to try and get? Lars Von Trier? Sam Mendes? James Cameron? LMAO Plz none of them would stoop so low. Give it to Michael bBay - terrible director for a terrible series.
  • Interesting news...welp too bad gus van sant can't do it, he'll be directing Cool, Young, History.
  • sohaha
    i am a twilight fan (mainly of the book) and i wish to be realistic: ok first off i don't think any of these directors will want to accept this movie no matter how much money they are being paid. come on they are BIG directors and as much as i would love for them to direct it I do not think they might even consider the movie simply because it is considered to be "not serious" i do not usally bet but i am rarely wrong when it comes to these things ,but hey we can hope they give it a try the twilight saga would at least get some respect from critics and who knows ( one is allowed to dream now) they might nominated for an oscar, the stars are beginning to take part in more serious film e.g anna kendrick(up in the air), rob patterson (Bel ami I did not favor Remeber me srry), Kristen Stewart (runaways) and more so hey give them a chance they are actually maturing now.
  • Spider94
    THANK GOD ITS THE FINAL TWILIGHT MOVIEEEEEEEEEEE.this is the best news ive heard today no more twilight crap after this movie woooooooooo.what would be even better is if uwe boll directs breaking dawn,that would be a dream come true for me;a nightmare for twilight fans 😉
  • wm
    @8 No shit, but think of the twisted possibilities. Bella talking backwards haha
  • People's Champ
    I would love to see Lynch versions of alot of movies.
  • Cineprog
    Twatlight it the last two great. Has for a Director of this garbage woody could Direct it from Pixars Toy story. the sooner thay get this shit done for me the better.
  • sna
    GUS VAN SANT!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • osmn
    i think zack snyder can turn this shit into a great movie
  • WB Exec
    I think a 3rd grader could do a better job.
  • Billy
    I'd lose every inch of respect for ANY of these directors if they even approached the Twilight movies.
  • laloya
    ok many critics and directors are always complaining how twilight is complete SHIT but summit is actually giving them a chance to change that hopefully making it an A movie, some of them have realized that twilight is actually critic proof no matter wat the critics say ppl will still go out to watch it , many of u are saying that u would loose respect for the directors if they were to accept the job but i don't agree, they would gain my respect by taking up this challenge it would loook way better on them if they were to make this movie an actual success (u kno ..critic worthy), and they would be respected by many more. i believe that a good director is one that is willing to take a challenge with any movie that may be considered bad and turn it totally around to make it good. so i totally think that these directors should at least give it a try, and screw the naysayers.
  • Lincoln
    Michael Bay would be perfect for this, at least we'd have some explosions and a hotter Bella. Steve Jablonsky could make the score. Spielberg and Bruckheimer produce. Well, no oscars but lots of fun and hilarious jokes!
  • Xerxex
    @21 Lincoln you are crazy if you think Kristen Stewart isn't hot.

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