We reported last month that Summit Entertainment was reaching out to several top-flight directors and it seems that one has emerged as the favorite. Deadline New York is reporting that Bill Condon is the top candidate to direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

It was said that a deal hasn't been officially signed, but both Condon and the studio have been in multiple meetings and negotiations. It was said that Condon would direct both parts of the two-part film and the site heard rumblings that both films would be shot back-to-back. Stephen Daldry, Sofia Coppola and Gus Van Sant were among the other directors Summit was interested in.

The site is also reporting that this two-part film will likely be the next project Condon directs, which means that projects like Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?, which was reported to start shooting this fall and would star Marlon Wayans, would be put on hold.

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We'll be sure to keep you posted once we have more information on this story.