Condon Confirmed As Director of Next ‘Twilight’ Movie

Bill CondonThe rumor had almost become fact recently — and now it’s official: Bill Condon will direct the next Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn.

Summit Entertainment made the announcement today that the Dreamgirls director — and recent producer of the Academy Awards telecast — would helm the fourth installment: “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.

Twi-hards will have to wait a little longer, however, to learn whether or not Meyer’s final book would be split into two movies.

Aside from Condon’s Oscar-nominated Dreamgirls, which was his last big-screen outing, he has directed Kinsey and Gods and Monsters, among others, and he is signed up for the forthcoming Richard Pryor biopic.