"Breaking Dawn" Director Locked: Is Bill Condon the Best Choice?

Sona Charaipotra

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
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After months of deliberation, they've finally locked in a director for the film adaptations -- that's right, plural -- of the fourth installment of the Twilight series. And it's Bill Condon, he who helmed Dreamgirls and Kinsey, who is in final talks to direct the film versions of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

While I'm sure Condon will rock the adaptation, I can't help but imagine him incorporating sparkly Motown-inspired song and dance numbers and perhaps the occasional cameo by Beyonce.

Which got me thinking: How would our other favorite directors make the project their own? Herewith, our take.

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James Cameron:
The director of Terminator and Avatar would make the movie all about the action. Imagine mass scale vampire violence as the Cullens and the werewolves take on the Volturi clan, and lots of soaring flight sequences. But alas, Cameron, known for making the most expensive films to date, would likely break the budget, especially given that there will be two films.







Sixth Sense
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M. Night Shyamalan: Talk about seeing dead people! The Sixth Sense and Last Airbender director M. Night would definitely ratchet up the darkness and the suspense in Breaking Dawn, adding a carefully crafted moodiness to the films, perhaps with halftones and a secret twist.








Charlie's Angels
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The man behind the girl-powered Charlie's Angels trilogy -- and the producer of TV hits like Supernatural and Chuck -- McG would amp up the action and eye-candy. We could expect action sequences on acid, and a racy but kickass fight scene between Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Volturi vampire minion Jane (Dakota Fanning).






Lost In Translation
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Sophia Coppola:
One of the only female directors in the running for gig, Coppola bowed out when she learned she'd have to commit more than a year to directing both movies. But what a subdued, moody, and understated take the Virgin Suicides and Lost In Translation helmer would have brought to the project. Imagine gorgeous scenery, angelicly lit male eye candy, luminous ladies, and lots of hushed, underplayed emotional moments. She really would have elevated the Edward-Bella-Jacob (hunky -- and now legal -- Taylor Lautner) triangle to heartbreaking new heights.





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