First off, (re)read Devin’s doctoral thesis on why Breaking Dawn must be made into a film. I’ll wait….
Good. Now that you’ve digested that, check out the list of hopefuls that Summit is exploring to direct that opus, according to EW.com: Sources tell EW that the studio has reached out to at least three top-notch directors, including Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation), Gus Van Sant (Milk), and Bill Condon (Dreamgirls)
to gauge their interest in what is likely to be two movies. (Van Sant’s
reps confirmed that he’s been approached, but Coppola and Condon’s
people didn’t return phone calls by press time. Summit declined to
Just in case you’re not up on things, Van Sant has been nominated for two directing Oscars (Milk, Good Will Hunting), Coppola was nominated for directing Lost In Translation and won the statue for writing same, and Bill Condon has both been nominated for writing (Chicago), and won an Oscar for writing for Gods and Monsters. He also directed Kinsey and Dreamgirls among others, both films previously nominated for Oscars. So these are some pretty heavy hitters…to direct Twilight 4. Wow.
Hope Spielberg gets in on this before its too late on the message boards.