Sources tell EW’s Nicole Sperling that Summit has reached out to at least three Oscar nominees about possibly helming the final installment of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, including Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation), and Bill Condon (Dreamgirls).
• These aren’t the sort of directors you’d associate with the term “3D,” so fans who are against the technology being used for the final film(s) might have reason to breathe a little easier.
• I’m surprised how strongly I responded to Coppola’s name. Contrary to all my Robert Pattinson blog posts and Taylor Lautner Bicep Watches, it’d be nice to end this series with the focus on Bella (Kristen Stewart), and Coppola knows her way around complicated young women (see also: The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette).
• Condon, who went from directing 1995’s Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh to winning an Oscar for writing 1998’s Gods and Monsters, is a clever thought.
• Van Sant has always taken the drama of young adulthood seriously, whether it be in Good Will Hunting, My Own Private Idaho, Finding Forrester, Elephant, or Paranoid Park.