Bill Condon, Oscar winner and recently confirmed director of "Breaking Dawn" (yes, both parts), hit Facebook on Friday even with a lengthy message for "Twilight" fans. In short: don't worry, he digs.
What, you want details? Fine! He starts off with some basic stats: "I've read 'Breaking Dawn' twice, rewatched ['Twilight' and 'New Moon'] 2-3 times each, have all four CDs playing in my car, and have Catherine's notebook, Mark Cotta Vaz's companion books, and even Volume 1 of the graphic novel here on my desk -- a corner of my office is starting to look like Hot Topic." He goes on to acknowledge that this doesn't even grant him "newborn" status, but he's certainly committed himself to immersing himself in this project, if nothing else.
Condon goes on to profess his love for monster movies of old and for vampires in particular, naming "Dark Shadows" as a key influence. That love is apparent in "Gods and Monsters," the 1998 drama that earned Condon an Academy Award for his writing. The movie, which stars Ian McKellen and Brendan Frasier, charts the final days of "Frankenstein" director James Whale's life.
The most telling bit, the part that I think you hardest of core fans will appreciate most, comes close to the end:
"The wonderful world that Stephenie has created has obviously struck a chord with you, and I don't think it's difficult to see why. For me, her characters are simultaneously timeless, yet very modern. Rooted in a beautiful, real landscape with a great sense of place, Bella, Edward, Jacob, and the rest of the Forks/La Push menagerie, experience emotions that are primal, and universal: desire, despair, jealousy - and it all comes to fruition in BREAKING DAWN. This is a final chapter in the best sense; not just wide in scope and scale, but emotionally charged and intense throughout."
You can find the full text of the letter over on Facebook. Condon, who has already confirmed that the movie won't feature any musical numbers, invites fans to ask him questions about the project in the comments section.