04/07/2010 AT 7:05 PM ET
After meeting with such high-profile directors as Sofia Coppola and Gus Van Sant, it seems Summit Entertainment has finally found their man for the next Twilight project.
Bill Condon, the director of the Oscar-winning Dreamgirls, is said to be the studio’s first choice to bring Breaking Dawn to the big screen, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Summit is also looking to split up The Twilight Saga’s fourth novel – which clocks in at 756 pages – into two films, with the first part focusing on Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) marriage and pregnancy, and part two following her transition from mortal to vampire.
Considered the series’s most difficult novel to adapt because of its graphic birthing scenes, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg recently told Film.com she doesn’t foresee the final Twilight film being any less teen friendly.
“You don’t sacrifice story by cutting language. Nor do you sacrifice story by showing less blood or gore,” she said. “There are some movies that wouldn’t play at PG-13, like The Hangover, but this is just not one of them for me If you’re capturing character, emotion, and emotional journey, you’re OK.”
Before Breaking Dawn hits the box office, The Twilight Saga’s third film, Eclipse, hits theaters June 30.