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Summit reaching out to Oscar-caliber directors for Breaking Dawn

03.16.2010

Not content with making hundreds of millions of dollars and hypnotizing the majority of teenage girls and their moms across the country, Summit is going for something you wouldn’t expect with the final two films in the Twilight saga: critical acclaim.

I know, I know, stop laughing. But seriously, EW is reporting that Summit is reaching out to A-list directors Sofia Coppola (LOST IN TRANSLATION), Gus Van Sant (MILK) and Bill Condon (DREAMGIRLS) to direct the final two installments of the series.

For those of you who forgot, this is the book where SPOILERS Edward gives Bella a cesarean with his TEETH and then Jacob the werewolf falls in love with her baby. Surely, a plot that would attract ANY respectable director.

Van Sant confirmed he’d been approached, but the other two declined comment. Condon is a pretty strange choice, Coppola is a possibility, seeing as she’s covered teen angst in THE VIRGIN SUICIDES. I can’t see any possible reason Van Sant would have to want to be involved with this, but who knows, maybe he’s tired of making good movies.

Just sign someone, film and release this shit so I can stop reporting about it sometime within the next decade.

Extra Tidbit: To be fair, I'm still surprised they got David Slade for ECLIPSE.
Source: EW

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3:28AM on 03/18/2010

hahahahahahahahahaha..........

[link] i should say something but the shit sspeaks for itstef so i'll keep [link]
[link] i should say something but the shit sspeaks for itstef so i'll keep [link]
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4:15AM on 03/17/2010

SAI, Addi88...

I approve of BOTH of your ideas.
I approve of BOTH of your ideas.
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7:57PM on 03/16/2010
Twilight, to date, sucks, and i'm sure tthat Eclipse will too. I've got to say though, Breaking Dawn sounds so utterly batshit insane that I REALLY want to see it. BTW: Cronenbeg to direct please, if anyone can do the body horror inherent in the spoilers justice it's him.
Twilight, to date, sucks, and i'm sure tthat Eclipse will too. I've got to say though, Breaking Dawn sounds so utterly batshit insane that I REALLY want to see it. BTW: Cronenbeg to direct please, if anyone can do the body horror inherent in the spoilers justice it's him.
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7:26PM on 03/16/2010
I say bring Lars von Trier in to direct.
I say bring Lars von Trier in to direct.
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6:56PM on 03/16/2010

regarding spoiler

ok, um, when I read the article, I assumed that the spoiler was a joke and not actual events from the plot, but from reading peoples comments I get the feeling that the spoiler above is indeed the happenings in the story....and if that is true than that my friends is AWESOME
ok, um, when I read the article, I assumed that the spoiler was a joke and not actual events from the plot, but from reading peoples comments I get the feeling that the spoiler above is indeed the happenings in the story....and if that is true than that my friends is AWESOME
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5:07PM on 03/16/2010
This has to be a joke. If any of these directors take up this project it will be the largest waste of talent ever.
This has to be a joke. If any of these directors take up this project it will be the largest waste of talent ever.
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4:30PM on 03/16/2010
what kind of oscar-caliber director would want the stench of this shit on them for the rest of their career?
what kind of oscar-caliber director would want the stench of this shit on them for the rest of their career?
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3:48PM on 03/16/2010
In all honesty, I'm glad my girlfriend is dragging me to this and not films like Valentines Day. I'm sure many guys out there are glad for that.
In all honesty, I'm glad my girlfriend is dragging me to this and not films like Valentines Day. I'm sure many guys out there are glad for that.
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3:24PM on 03/16/2010

I still can't believe

I still can't believe that you people think that just because they got David Slade, that he actually had any creative input in this garbage that they created in less than a year.

They got him for his name, so they could say "from the director of 30 Days of Night."

We seem to forget that if the source material is shit, no matter how much polish or names you put on it, it is still shit.
I still can't believe that you people think that just because they got David Slade, that he actually had any creative input in this garbage that they created in less than a year.

They got him for his name, so they could say "from the director of 30 Days of Night."

We seem to forget that if the source material is shit, no matter how much polish or names you put on it, it is still shit.
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3:01PM on 03/16/2010
They want respectability?
They want respectability?
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2:48PM on 03/16/2010
Well, we all know the plot of Breaking Dawn is quite messed up. If a director like Gus Van Sant actually helmed the film, it could turn out to be something special, as he would probably embrace the ridiculousness of it.
Well, we all know the plot of Breaking Dawn is quite messed up. If a director like Gus Van Sant actually helmed the film, it could turn out to be something special, as he would probably embrace the ridiculousness of it.
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2:22PM on 03/16/2010
Bill Condon I could actually see selling this idea. Particularly after "Kinsey," but also "Gods and Monsters," he has a way of working some pretty off-beat (and true-to-life) relationships into his movies that don't immediately turn us off. If he could do this, it would be a real testament to his ability as a storyteller. Coppola might could do. But Van Sant, I just can't see it. Sure he did the "Psycho" remake, but otherwise he's one of those guys like Soderbergh, who works best just turning
Bill Condon I could actually see selling this idea. Particularly after "Kinsey," but also "Gods and Monsters," he has a way of working some pretty off-beat (and true-to-life) relationships into his movies that don't immediately turn us off. If he could do this, it would be a real testament to his ability as a storyteller. Coppola might could do. But Van Sant, I just can't see it. Sure he did the "Psycho" remake, but otherwise he's one of those guys like Soderbergh, who works best just turning out his own stuff. On the other hand, he also works with a lot more kids than most directors. Maybe if he were to completely recast the movie with age-appropriate actors. Just sayin'.
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2:13PM on 03/16/2010

Buh?

More like David Lynch, with that subject matter. Eclipse is going to be pretty pedestrian work for David Slade, I think- not a lot to work with there.
More like David Lynch, with that subject matter. Eclipse is going to be pretty pedestrian work for David Slade, I think- not a lot to work with there.
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1:40PM on 03/16/2010
I really hate myself for saying this, but part of me wants to see Breaking Dawn because of how batshit crazy it sounds.
I really hate myself for saying this, but part of me wants to see Breaking Dawn because of how batshit crazy it sounds.
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1:04PM on 03/16/2010
I thought the first was actually kind of okay, but New Moon blew. I'll give Eclipse a try since David Slade previously made a decent vampire with 30 Days of Night.
I thought the first was actually kind of okay, but New Moon blew. I'll give Eclipse a try since David Slade previously made a decent vampire with 30 Days of Night.
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