April 7, 2010
Gossip Cop has confirmed that Summit is in negotiations with Bill Condon to direct Breaking Dawn:
The current frontrunner to direct “Breaking Dawn” is Bill Condon, Gossip Cop can confirm.
Summit Entertainment has yet to sign Condon to the project, but the studio and director are engaged in a negotiation process that has moved the director to the front of the pack, a source close to the situation tells Gossip Cop, corroborating an earlier Deadline.com report.
Condon previously directed films including Kinsey and Dreamgirls.
Almost as long as the book itself, the saga of who would adapt it for the screen has gone through many twists, including a false rumor Gossip Cop busted claiming Gus Van Sant had already “signed” to do the project, and buzz last week that Michael Mann was a major candidate.
As of now, no final decision has been made.