Summit Wants Award-Winning Directors For ‘Breaking Dawn’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated April 15th, 2014 at 11:18 am,

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The second movie in the Twilight franchise, New Moon, was released just last November and yet already calendars are being marked for the third film, Eclipse, which hits theaters this summer. However, if you think the teen vampire train is stopping at three you can think again – the fourth Twilight Saga movie, Breaking Dawn, is already in the planning stages.

Breaking Dawn the novel – which is being split into two movies – obviously follows on the heels of Eclipse and is about [Major SPOILERS for those who haven't read the books] Bella (Kristen Stewart) as she graduates high school and gives birth to a human/vampire hybrid baby. Awesome.

The baby matures in Bella’s belly at an accelerated rate, which causes some pregnancy troubles for mommy. Edward (Robert Pattinson) ultimately transforms Bella into a vampire so she can survive childbirth – but once their daughter, Renesmee, is born, Edward and Bella face a whole new problem: protecting her from the Volturi. You can read what Breaking Dawn producer Wyck Godfrey had to say about the challenges of adapting the book into a movie by going HERE.

Back when, there was a lot of talk of who was going to direct Eclipse. The job ultimately went to 30 Days of Night director, David Slade. But who’s going to direct the fourth movie, Breaking Dawn? Well, Entertainment Weekly has gotten word that Summit Entertainment is currently looking at three different award-winning directors.

EW has sources that say Summit has reached out to at least three well-known and respected directors including Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation), Gus Van Sant (Milk) and Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) for Breaking Dawn. Nothing’s official but word is Summit wants to gauge the directors’ interest in doing the movie.

Summit declined to comment, Coppola and Condon’s reps weren’t available for comment but Van Sant’s reps did confirm he’s been approached about it. It seems that Summit is really serious about getting someone good for The Twilight Saga‘s last big hoorah (after all, they snagged David Slade for the third movie).

Nothing’s going to move forward with this trio of directors until they see a full outline of Melissa Rosenberg’s script. EW notes that’s likely to happen next week, so check back then for the news of which, if any, of these directors ends up taking on the project.

For now: What do you think of the high-profile directors Summit wants for Breaking Dawn?

Both parts of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will likely hit theaters in 2011 or 2012.

If you can’t wait that long, Eclipse hits theaters on June 30th this year and New Moon is released on DVD on March 20th (this Saturday).

Source: EW

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  1. That's just wrong… I really, really don't think that these two movies deserve such directors. I mean, the book is just one big stupid mess, and… No, I hope none of them agrees…

  2. @kaminari

    While everyone is entitled to their own opinion,thats very ignorant to say that the book doesnt deserve good treatment.As a movie fan,(not just comic books but everything)i think if you are going to translate a book to film it deserves good treatment.The twilight movies are epics whether we want to ecknowledge that or not.I think after the extreme success of the previous two,im glad someone repsects it enough to say give them A-list directors.Many people dont believe these movies deserve attention or coverage bc they are just another “this generations teen sensation”,Im happy for it.

  3. weird… wouldn't that be so strange?

  4. this is good news but the story is a little weird to be adapted to the big screen but anything can happen when it comes to Hollywood Movies !!

  5. People are just sore cause it's successful…

  6. Of course people are sore it's successful. It doesn't deserve to be successful and it certainly doesn't deserve any of these three directors. Maybe the Dreamgirls guy, but not the other two.

  7. Deserving or not it still is. Get used to it…

  8. I just hope & pray that the wait is worth it, on June 30th, I'll go see Eclipse just to leave the theater knowing that I have to wait a year if not TWO years, for the next film. I can only read the fourth book so many times!! It is the best out of all four & it should be made into two films & if it does take over a year of waiting for the first one, I just want it to be well worth it!! I maybe in my 40s bit I'd love for someone to say to me “you are my life now…” hee hee
    Happy Summer Movies to all, Jen in Tulsa, Ok
    “Always leave then Thurston4more”!!!!

  9. Just think of it this way, if they are made by really, really, good directors then they'll actually be good movies. It's a good thing that they want oscar winning directors.

    It's my opnion that I think Gus van Sant should direct out of the three because he's made movies about young adults before. You know like the movie, Paranoid Park, was just a simple coming of age story that Van Sant did a couple years ago. I thought it was really good. Maybe he can bring that experience to this movie.

  10. Are you saying the Dreamgirls's director is bad? I thought he did a fantastic job on Dreamgirls.

  11. That's just wrong… I really, really don't think that these two movies deserve such directors. I mean, the book is just one big stupid mess, and… No, I hope none of them agrees…

  12. @kaminari

    While everyone is entitled to their own opinion,thats very ignorant to say that the book doesnt deserve good treatment.As a movie fan,(not just comic books but everything)i think if you are going to translate a book to film it deserves good treatment.The twilight movies are epics whether we want to ecknowledge that or not.I think after the extreme success of the previous two,im glad someone repsects it enough to say give them A-list directors.Many people dont believe these movies deserve attention or coverage bc they are just another “this generations teen sensation”,Im happy for it.

  13. weird… wouldn't that be so strange?

  14. this is good news but the story is a little weird to be adapted to the big screen but anything can happen when it comes to Hollywood Movies !!

  15. People are just sore cause it's successful…

  16. Of course people are sore it's successful. It doesn't deserve to be successful and it certainly doesn't deserve any of these three directors. Maybe the Dreamgirls guy, but not the other two.

  17. Deserving or not it still is. Get used to it…

  18. I just hope & pray that the wait is worth it, on June 30th, I'll go see Eclipse just to leave the theater knowing that I have to wait a year if not TWO years, for the next film. I can only read the fourth book so many times!! It is the best out of all four & it should be made into two films & if it does take over a year of waiting for the first one, I just want it to be well worth it!! I maybe in my 40s bit I'd love for someone to say to me “you are my life now…” hee hee
    Happy Summer Movies to all, Jen in Tulsa, Ok
    “Always leave then Thurston4more”!!!!

  19. Just think of it this way, if they are made by really, really, good directors then they'll actually be good movies. It's a good thing that they want oscar winning directors.

    It's my opnion that I think Gus van Sant should direct out of the three because he's made movies about young adults before. You know like the movie, Paranoid Park, was just a simple coming of age story that Van Sant did a couple years ago. I thought it was really good. Maybe he can bring that experience to this movie.

  20. Are you saying the Dreamgirls's director is bad? I thought he did a fantastic job on Dreamgirls.

  21. You are right i watched movie last nite and i wish my husband would say that to me instead of its too much romance in this movie where is the action,cant wait to see next one

  22. Can't wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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