Bill Condon will direct the final "Twilight" movie, "Breaking Dawn." Still unknown (but likely, we bet) is whether the last Stephenie Meyer book will be split into two movies.
Condon had been in negotiations for several weeks to direct "Breaking Dawn" -- the final tome in author Stephenie Meyer's four-book vampire series. The deal was expected to close quickly, with no major sticking points between the two sides.
"I'm very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen," Condon said in a statement. "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."
Condon's credits include writing and directing "Dreamgirls," "Kinsey" and "Gods and Monsters." He also penned the screenplay for "Chicago." He recently directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series "The Big C" and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast.
Summit said Wednesday that stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will return and that Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer will produce.
Although each movie has had a different director, Melissa Rosenberg has written each movie, closely adhering to the Meyer books. The third movie, "Eclipse," arrives in theaters June 30 not long before Taylor Lautner comes to Pittsburgh to shoot "Abduction." Too early, by the way, for any news about extras on that one.