Earlier this week Summit Entertainment set the release date for Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight trilogy. Now just 4 days on we have talk of a possible director, actress/director Drew Barrymore.
From Entertainment Weekly:
As Summit Entertainment looks to lock in a director for the third installment of the Twilight series, Eclipse, the company is talking to a select group of directors — including actress-turned-helmer Drew Barrymore, EW has learned. While this news may come as a surprise to some, Barrymore did just finish work on her directorial debut, Whip It! starring Ellen Page. Neither Summit nor Barrymore’s reps would comment for this story
Summit must like the idea of a woman director taking on the franchise. Catherine Hardwicke directed Twilight, but passed on directing New Moon so Chris Weitz took over. Drew Barrymore is a bit of a newbie in terms of directing, however she has been in the business long enough to what to do. I think.