Take a look at the list of movies Bill Condon is responsible for as a writer or director during his career.
One’s first thought after scanning that list of Academy Award-nominated films is probably not, “Hey, that guy should direct the final chapters in the wildly popular ‘Twilight’ series.”
But that’s exactly what Condon, 56, has done. The reportedly sexy and gory results of his efforts will be visible when “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” — the film in which Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her vampire lover Edward (Robert Pattinson) get married, consummate their relationship and deal with a decidedly, um, unique pregnancy — opens Friday.
Asked why he ditched the world of awards-ready musicals and serious dramas to explore the ongoing Team Edward vs. Team Jacob debate, Condon says the project allowed him to get back to his cinematic roots.