Another day, another “news” item proclaiming that there’s a frontrunner for the director’s chair on Eclipse, the third film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. Will it be Drew Barrymore? About a Boy’s Paul Weitz, brother of New Moon director Chris Weitz? Girl, Interrupted’s James Mangold? The Orphanage’s Juan Antonio Bayona, the Guillermo del Toro protégé whose name is getting serious ink today? Or someone who’s yet to even be mentioned?
Eclipse, with its army of volatile, rampaging newborn vamps, could be a truly frightening film in the right hands, so even though I’ve never seen The Orphange, I’m casting a vote for Bayona. In Lisa Schwarzbaum’s review of the 2007 Spanish-language creepfest, she refers to it as “this clever, clue-strewing Peter Pan’s Labyrinth.” Very promising.
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