Oscar nominated directors tapped for Breaking Dawn

So, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner presented at this year’s Oscars. But could they potentially be Academy Award contenders in 2011 for their work in the Twilight Saga?

No, of course not. Nonetheless, Summit Entertainment are reportedly courting three Oscar-nominated directors to helm the fourth (and potentially fifth) installment of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn.

According to Entertainment Weekly, those directors include Gus Van Sant (Milk, Paranoid Park), Sophia Coppola (Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides) and Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters).

Van Sant’s reps confirmed that he had indeed been approached to take the reins for Breaking Dawn, although Coppola and Condon’s people could not be reached by the time of EW’s article’s publication.

I understand why Van Sant and Coppola would be approached, particularly considering their penchant for films about moody teenagers. That being said, Van Sant and Coppola’s films are on a different stratosphere to that of Twilight.

No decisions will be made until Melissa Rosenberg’s detailed scriptment is handed to directors (sometime next week).

Until then, we will have to simply look forward to David Slade‘s take on the third book in Stephanie Meyer’s vampire saga, Eclipse, due out in cinemas late June.

Discuss: If you could have your pick of these three filmmakers, who would you want sent to work in the Twilight mines?

One Response to “Oscar nominated directors tapped for Breaking Dawn”

  1. Man, I would love to see Gus do a Gerry-esque version of this movie. 'Twould result in much amusing befuddlement in the teenager community.

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