The front-runner wins the gig! From Gods and Monsters to vampires and werewolves, Summit has officially announced that director Bill Condon will helm The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Summit lead Erik Feig explains the pick: "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."

It's been a funny journey for the young adult series. When Catherine Hardwicke signed on for Twilight, it was just some teen book that MTV really loved writing about. Then it became a phenomenon. Hardwicke was tossed off for the more FX-friendly Chris Weitz, who took on the wolves of New Moon before he left the chair for David Slade, who would take over the darkest parts of Bella and Edward's tale in Eclipse.

Now, it's back to the artsy and dramatic with a director who doesn't take on fantasy romance, but rather noteworthy, award-winning films like Gods and Monsters, Kinsey, and Dreamgirls. (Weinberg note: He also directed Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh!) Obviously, Summit keeps trying to match a director to the theme, but one's got to wonder what that means for the CG of the finale, which requires a vampiric c-section, most probably a CG Renesmee, more wolves, and other wild supernatural powers. (It's also interesting to note that there is no mention of the 2-film breakdown in the press release. Oversight, or something else...?)

Did Summit pick the right director? Is Condon crazy for taking the gig? Weigh in below.
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