Oscar Winner To Direct Twilight: Breaking Dawn

Despite having a last name similar to a prophylactic, Condon is actually an Oscar winner (best adapted screenplay for Gods and Monster) and a fairly successful director (Gods and Monster, Kinsey, Dreamgirls).  What would possess him to attach himself to a movie that will feature vampires snorkeling, c-sections with fangs, and a werewolf who loves a newborn?  A love of shirtless teenage boys perhaps?  Or maybe he is just really fond of sparkles and people who look like they are shitting themselves when they try to convey emotion.  Anyway here is some stuff from the press release:

“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.

I can’t discuss this any further right now.  The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third of the franchise, hits theaters June 30, 2010 and will probably break a bunch of records and make me lose all hope for future generations.  Good times, good times.