It has long been speculated that Summit Entertainment would pull a Harry Potter and break the final Twilight book, Breaking Dawn, into a pair of films. And why not? Twilight is a huge cash cow and once Breaking Dawn is done, so are the Twilight films (at least for the immediate future).
According to Deadline Hollywood, Summit has not only already decided on splitting The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn into two films, but they have entered negotiations with their top choice to direct both installments. That man is Bill Condon, best known for directing Dreamgirls and Gods and Monsters. He has already had several meetings with Summit and author Stephanie Meyer and apparently came out looking dandy. Unless a deal cannot be struck, Condon will have successfully beat out Gus Van Sant, Fernando Meirelles and Sofia Coppola.
Shooting is expected to commence this fall and, like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, each film will be shot back-to-back if not simultaneously and intertwined.
Two projects Condon currently has in the hopper, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen starring Colin Firth and a Richard Pryor biopic with Marlon Wayans, will be put on hold to accommodate churning out the pair of Breaking Dawn films. Based on previous remarks by key Twilight actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, their schedules were previously cleared for the upcoming fall shoot.
Source: Deadline Hollywood