Bad buzz has been swirling around the third film Twilight: Eclipse, directed by David Slade, who lost his editor and had to do reshoots. That film will open June 30. The series has grossed $1.1 billion worldwide to date, so Summit does not want to lose momentum.
Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg is returning, along with the Twilight star trio Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer are producing.
Condon is also a top screenwriter; he was nominated for writing the Oscar-winning Chicago and won the Oscar for adapted screenplay for Gods and Monsters. I'm also a fan of his under-appreciated biopic Kinsey. The question might be, what's in it for Condon? Besides a good payday, every director can use a hit. Lately Condon has been turning. like many smart adults in town, to cable. He directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series The Big C and is developing Tilda, series inspired by Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke, set to star Diane Keaton.
Summit is lucky to have him.