Pel has done a really great job of highlighting Condon's career to give us a run down of just how significant this director is. http://www.twilightlexicon.com/2010/04/ ... se-career/
The LA times has also chimed in on it.http://www.twilightlexicon.com/2010/04/ ... -twilight/
Personally, I'm very happy to have this director. He's directed material that is already established and has a fan following, so he knows that he has to bring the good or the fans won't be happy. He's never really had a flop so to speak. All of his films have been received well either critically or commercially. And of all the directors, he's the one with the most credentials.
I know that credentials don't mean your will put out a great film. Take the last Indiana Jones film for example. That was a total WTH film and it had a cast and crew of epic proportions. Literally. But that film was far from good. So I am not that naive. But I do feel very comfortable with him and have great respect for his work. So here's to having high hopes for a great film.