Bill Condon is about a month away from beginning production on the final installment of The Twilight Saga, but the director just announced late last week the department heads for Breaking Dawn via a letter to his Facebook fans, which was posted Friday. And lucky for us, he’s made some good choices for the final chapter, which will be turned into two separate films.
Pan’s Labyrinth cinematographer Guillermo Navarro will man the cameras on Breaking Dawn while Watchmen costume designer Michael Wilkinson will be outfitting the final chapter. Wilkinson also worked on 300 and the upcoming Tron: Legacy. Jean Black, make-up designer on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, will be charged with making those vampires look undead but perhaps not so powdery. She has worked extensively with both the Coen Brothers and David Fincher.
Condon’s long-time collaborator Richard Sherman will serve as production designer on the films. He worked with Condon on both Gods and Monsters and Kinsey. And the visual effects supervisor will be John Bruno, who has worked on a wide array of films, from Poltergeist to Avatar. He’s the guy responsible for putting Stephenie Meyer’s crazy vision for Renesmee onto film. So far, it’s an encouraging beginning.