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has been selected to direct Eclipse movie:
I can confirm that Summit Entertainment is telling Hollywood privately that Juan Antonio Bayona will direct Eclipse. It’s a very out-of-the-box choice for the 3rd movie in the “Twilight Saga” series of Stephenie Meyer vampire novels being hurried to the big screen by the start-up studio.
The “Twilight” franchise has officially replaced Batman for crazy rumors and speculation, causing many a Twilight fan to pull their hair out. Lately, the focus has been behind the camera as everyone seems to be in the running to direct the third installment, “Eclipse.”
Given what a good job you did coming up with bogus Twilight rumors, we thought you might like to discuss the latest director ones, and give us your thoughts as to who you would like take the job. Would you like to see a horror director like Bayona? A master of genres like Mangold? A newcomer like Barrymore?
Many names have been tossed into the “Eclipse” director chair, but at this point the front-runner to helm the third movie in the “Twilight” saga is Guillermo del Toro protégé Juan Antonio Bayona.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Biz blog reports that the studio, Summit, declined to comment about Bayona directing the film, with a rep adding that the studio is still looking at several candidates to helm the project. Although many have been rumored to direct the film, including “New Moon” director Chris Weitz’s brother, Paul Weitz, at this point Bayona seems like he’s in the lead.
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Drew Barrymore confirmed in a recent interview that she’s being considered for directing Eclipse.
Drew Barrymore says she is excited about the possiblity of joining the hugely popular ‘Twilight’ franchise.
Barrymore, 34, confirmed in a recent interview that she’s being considered for ‘Eclipse,’ the third movie in the blockbuster vampire saga that began with ‘Twilight’ last year, the Associated Press reports. “I’m one of the directors that is being talked about, which is great, because I’m a director now,” Barrymore said. “But, you know, they’ll make their choice.”
Chris Weitz (‘The Golden Compass’) is directing ‘New Moon,’ the second film based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling series, after taking over the franchise from ‘Twilight’ director Catherine Hardwicke. ‘New Moon’ hits theaters this November, while ‘Eclipse’ is set for a summer 2010 release.
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Austin 360 has a new interview with Twilight director, Catherine Hardwicke:
We caught up with the University of Texas graduate to discuss her Texas roots, the “Twilight” phenomenon and the struggle women face in the movie business.
‘Thirteen’ and ‘Twilight’ deal with young girls coming of age and the perils and enticements therein. What it is about that time of life that intrigues you as a storyteller?
I didn’t start out thinking that I would make a teenage movie and get on a teenage career path. But after “Thirteen,” I realized I do love this age because every possibility is happening for you at that age — you suddenly have breasts, you can kiss a boy, you can smoke, you can drive a car, you can make your own choices.
What is the story behind your decision not to direct ‘New Moon’ (the follow-up to ‘Twilight’)?
If I felt like it was right, if the schedule worked right and the way the studio wanted to do the next one felt right for me, then I wanted to do it. And, if not, I didn’t want to. I’d have had like 10? weeks to prepare the movie. I didn’t think the script was there, and it wasn’t ready. I wanted the second one to be better than the first one. I wanted more time to at least think about it and dream about how to step it up to the next level.
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StephenieMeyer.com has a sneak peek of one of the pages inside Catherine Hardwicke’s, Twilight: Director’s Notebook:
Little, Brown (the publisher of the Twilight series) has given us an exclusive spread from Catherine Hardwicke’s upcoming book, Twilight: Director’s Notebook, out on March 17th.
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Entertainment Weekly has a short article about how Summit Entertainment is talking about a select group of people to direct Eclipse, one of which is Drew Berrymore.
As Summit Entertainment looks to lock in a director for the third installment of the Twilight series, Eclipse, the company is talking to a select group of directors — including actress-turned-helmer Drew Barrymore, EW has learned. While this news may come as a surprise to some, Barrymore did just finish work on her directorial debut, Whip It! starring Ellen Page. Neither Summit nor Barrymore’s reps would comment for this story
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MTV has a short article on why Catherine Hardwicke turned down directing New Moon movie:
Despite being offered a huge sum of money to come onboard, Catherine Hardwicke decided not to direct “Twilight” sequel “New Moon.” The director told Entertainment Weekly that she didn’t want to make the film under the deadline and budget restraints that would have been placed on her for the follow-up, reports the Associated Press.
She recalls being at dinner with “Twilight” stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in Paris when she got the call from Summit Entertainment, which offered her “more money than I or anyone in my family has ever seen.”
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