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