Summit Says "Why Not," Reaches for the Stars With 'Breaking Dawn' Director Picks

Summit Says

No question, the Twilight Saga movie series has taken a big, bloody bite out of the box office. And for Breaking Dawn, the final installment (or is that installments?) of the series, Summit Entertainment appears to be aiming for critical acclaim as well.

The hunt is currently on for a director to handle helming duties for Breaking Dawn, and according to, Summit is going big with its list of candidates. How big? Oscars big. The heavy hitters being approached about the project include such Oscars nominees and winners as Milk director Gus Van Sant (a favorite candidate of series star Robert Pattinson), Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola and Dreamgirls helmsman Bill Condon.

Why not throw Steven Spielberg into the mix while you're at it, Summit?

The pool of directorial candidates was recently reduced by one when Chris Weitz, who handled directing duties for Twilight sequel New Moon, announced that he wouldn't be pursuing the Breaking Dawn directing gig.

Which director do you think should wrap up the Twilight series? Drop your suggestions in the comments section!



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  • allison

    They don't "get rid" of Alice and Jasper..if you've read the book then you would know. Why would they cut out a main character from the movie... They may not be in the films as much as usual but they wont be cut out completely.

  • Malissa

    They can't get rid of Alice -she has a major role in the book

  • Malissa

    They can't get rid of Alice -she has a major role in the book

  • samii

    is it true that they are getting rid of alice and emmet in breaking dwan??

  • Lilli

    I agree Catherine Hardwicke

  • emi

    They should use Catherine Hardwicke. She did a briliant job on Twilight capturing the essence of the book. Chris Weitz did a poor job on New Moon. They should stick to Catherine.

  • M

    Michael Bay should do it, a poor director for a poor book series.

  • roeschs3

    TARENTINO!!! The birthing scene would be sick!! Litterally!

  • Janette

    They want to reach critical acclaim with the adaptation of a book from the Twilight series? The only way that could be done is if they threw the book away and just wrote another vampire story. A good vampire story. One where the vampires didn't sparkle, where the werewolves wore pants, and the characters had sex with one another. Oh, and with 3-dimensional characters you actually give a crap about.

  • Sylentwolf

    Type your comment hCan this franchise get any more "Cornier" than with "Breaking Dawn?" I guess if Summit waits too long, they believe this franchise would lose money, but I don't believe that, they just need a good screenwriter(s), director(s), and not just by name. They have the time. Just like Warner Bros. & J.K. Rowling for the "Harry Potter" franchise, I believe that making the final chapter "Breaking Dawn" into two parts is only for one reason, Summit Entertainment, Melissa Rosenburg, and Stephenie Meyer want more $$$$$$$, not more fans. Unfortuniately for Summit, their work will not turn out like "TWILIGHT." for Summit (Entertainment), (Stephenie) Meyer, and whomever they hire as director. If anyone remembers, VICTORIA (Enemy Vampire) was played by Rachelle Lefevre and is now someone else, Bryce Dallas Howard (Lady In The Water, Spider-Man 3, Terminator Salvation) who is now capturing the roll of Victoria. I’ve always like original cast members from movies (similar to Iron Man’s “Rhodey” played by Terrence Howard, now played by Don Cheadle) , and once again here is another sequel that has done that very same thing. Chemistry is EVERYTHING! I feel that this franchise is morphing into another Cable TV Vampire Show, gone really bad. And is now going straight to video. “Steamy” is not what guys as fans will be looking forward to, and again I strongly believe THIS sequel will not do as well as “New Moon” (I didn’t care too much for New Moon) and I'm not looking forward to "Eclipse" either. SPOILER ALERT !!! (from the books Bella gets pregnant. GOD help us all if they push with “Breaking Dawn.” ere.