Bill Condon Writes Message to Fans About Reshoots

Bill Condon posted the below letter to the Twilight fans on the official facebook page. You may remember that David Slade had to do similar reshoots as did Chris Wietz. Reshoots are fairly commonplace in the filming industry and can happen for any number of reasons from damage to original footage, to lighting not being the quality they wanted , to needing an extra scene not initially thought of, things not matching in continuity between close ups and long shots, sound being too dodgy to fix in adr, etc.

Hello Twihards!

Greetings from Los Angeles, where we’re hard at work on BREAKING DAWN, PART TWO. It’s truly crazy to think that it’s been a year since we wrapped production in Vancouver, since for those of us in the editing room the work has never stopped.

A film is a lot like a puzzle, with each piece – each shot, no matter how brief – needing to fit exactly with the ones around it. Our Part Two puzzle is finally coming into full view, and in a few weeks we’ll be heading back north to pick up some additional shots – the last tiny missing pieces. We’re not shooting any new scenes or dialogue, just some technical work with some of our cast and stunt actors.

I am really looking forward to being back on set with some of the friends I’ve made on my Twilight journey, like the great Guillermo Navarro, our cinematographer, and his crew. And yes, Rob and Kristen will be there too, to pop in those gold contacts one last time…

I’m excited to report that before too long we’ll have another trailer for you to decode. And wait until you see the first posters — they’re unlike any “Twilight” images you’ve seen before. And then November 16th will be upon us and the final film will be yours!

Until then, have a very happy spring, and I’ll check back in with you soon.

Best wishes,



  1. How exciting!!!!!

  2. I hope the posters are better than BD part 1. I wasn’t a fan of any of them.

  3. smitten_by_twilight says:

    I don’t quite know why I’m freaking out about this, but I am! Scratch that. I do know why!

  4. This is so exciting for some reason !!!

  5. Aw, I love how he writes. He makes me feel like he really cares about us (and not just our money). So exciting!

  6. Thank you for making this final chapter for us!!

    *sorry I can’t use the word Twihards. I hate that nickname.*

  7. aww Bill is such a sweetheart man. I love him.
    but…how about Rob’s hair? he is bald now!
    it would be so weird if in the middle of the movie we see Edward with bald hair LOL

  8. Thanks Bill for the updates. I’m glad they’re putting the finishing touches on the film,so that it will be perfect. Can’t wait to see the new posters and trailer. I know they’re going to be great! Thanks again,Bill.

  9. ahhhhhhh. hopefully up north means Vancouver…… it would be magnificent if bellas house was put up once again.

  10. I am excited. I can’t wait to see the trailer and then the movie on November 16th.

  11. That really was sweet of him to even think of us… Loved all the info.. can’t wait for BD2!!!!!

  12. Chela Madison says:

    Bill is so sweet! I’m sure Kristen and Rob are not happy about those contact hahaha.

  13. Yoko Stevenson says:

    Love Bill Condon! The man is a Twilight genius. And he’s so good to us fans!

  14. Fiona Cullen says:

    “Rob and Kristen will be there too, to pop in those gold contacts one last time…” really got me. :'(
    One last time. After four years of film bliss, and five years being a fan I am so scared (and excited, still) for this film to come about because after this it will be all over. 🙁

  15. LadyLovesLeo says:

    I am so happy that Bill was the director for the final movies. He is such a sweetheart and very respectful of the material.

    I hope that Lionsgate will consider him for one (if not both / all) of the remaining THG movies.

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