Bill Condon is favourite to direct 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn'.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker was among a number of names mooted to direct the movie, including Sofia Coppola and Gus Van Sant, but positive meetings with Summit Entertainment has led to Condon becoming favourite, Deadline.com reports.

The final movie in the 'Twilight' series - starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart - is likely to be shot in two parts, and would mean Condon would need to push back filming on the adaptation of drama 'Salmon Fishing in Yemen'.

The 54-year-old filmmaker has directed a number of well received films including 'Gods and Monsters' and 'Dreamgirls', but 'Breaking Dawn' would be his first fantasy movie.

Recently, it was revealed British comedy actor David Walliams had been invited to play a role on the final instalment of the franchise.

A source said: "They thought him suitable when they saw him play the evil charmer in the drama 'Capturing Mary'."

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' is due for release in 2011.