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Juan Antonio Bayona To Direct Eclipse?
Spanish director set for Twilight 3

12 March 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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Hmm… looks like Eclipse, the movie perhaps better known as Twilight 3, could be about to get interesting, with the news that Summit Entertainment has targeted The Orphanage director, Juan Antonio Bayona, to direct.

Erm, we should say ‘more interesting’, obviously. We can’t get enough of Twilight, of course. Go, vampires! Yay, big hair! Three cheers for Gryffindor!

With the second Twilight movie, New Moon, set for release in November, and Eclipse lined up to debut on June 30, 2010 (that sound you can hear is the cash cow being milked dry), the punishing schedule meant that New Moon director Chris Weitz wouldn’t be able to come back for part three.

So Summit drew up a list of directors, including Weitz’ brother Paul, and Drew Barrymore, who withdrew from the race last week. Nevertheless, their apparent decision to plump for Bayona – the decision has yet to be officially announced – is an intriguing one, given that a) he hasn’t yet worked in the English language and b) there’s a chance that he might be able to inject bona fide scares into a movie about vampires and werewolves. After all, The Orphanage was one of the creepiest, most disturbing horrors of recent years – if he can bring that same visual flair and assured control of tone to Eclipse, it could be something worth screaming at.

To be fair, Bayona had been set to direct an English language movie with Hater, a dark thriller produced by his old mentor Guillermo del Toro, but if he takes the Eclipse gig, that should take precedence.

Melissa Rosenberg is currently working on the script for Eclipse, in which Kristen Stewart’s Bella is forced to choose between her vampire lover, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and hairy werewolf bloke Jacob (Taylor Lautner). Meanwhile, Edward is forced to choose between the VO5 mousse or the L’Oreal gel. Tough call.


 


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i couldn't have said it better, shelliebear
"Jacob is a disgusting lowlife who sexually assaults women. Don't ever mention his name again. Thank you. PS ~ More Robert, please." ' trufax! i so agree with your comment, bb. More

Posted by PoppyLOLZ at 18:43 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

Juan Antonio Bayona FTW
Juan Antonio Bayona would be a big plus for the Twilight movies, and a big draw. JAB FTW, plsthx!  More

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I didn't pay much attention to what house Cedric was in I was more interested in who was playing his character (the ever so sexy Rob), I agree with all you guys "Go Team Edward!" Yay! More

Posted by harrypotter118118 at 16:54 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

paul weitz
i'm inclined to give paul weitz a chance. we might be able to at least get a similar look from new moon to eclipse that way. More

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maybe they should sack Chris Weitz and just let Juan Antonio Bayona do both. I love the Twilight series and I don't want to see New Moon go the same way as Northern Lights did More

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Looks like I was beaten to the Hufflepuff comment. Cedric was the true winner of the Triwizard Cup, don't disrespect his house. Hufflepuff for House Cup!! I agree with shelliebear. Team Edward all the way(into Twilight *starts singing Go All The Way Into Twilight by Perry Farrell*) More

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Yeah, sacrilege seriously. I logged in to post about Hufflepuff but its been said. Change it right now Empire. Hufflepuffs the world over will smite you if you dont. He was the best thing that happened to Hufflepuff in centuries and you're taking it away from them. More

Posted by vineethchacko at 08:01 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

First of all, Cedric Diggory was a Hufflepuff, ok. Get it right. I will forgive you this one time. But if it happens again we're having words. Second, Jacob is a disgusting lowlife who sexually assaults women. Don't ever mention his name again. Thank you. PS ~ More Robert, please. Love always, Team Edward More

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