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Drew Barrymore Wants To Direct Eclipse

From EW.com:

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


Eclipse Gets A Release Date–But How Do The Twilighters Feel?

In case you haven’t heard, the “Eclipse” release date has been leaked. And my honest thoughts? I could put a hundred more G’s after my “OMG!” and it wouldn’t even begin to convey them.

Okay, Twilighters, here’s the good news: You’ve made it to prime time. The release date is in late June, prime tentpole territory typically reserved for the likes of Will Smith, superheroes and hundred-million-dollar Michael Bay movies. No more of these November, let’s-hope-we-catch-the-teens-while-they’re-home-for-the-holidays release dates for you guys. In fact, a quick peek at the 2010 release schedule shows that “Eclipse” will be butting heads with such heavyweights as “Prince of Persia,” “Toy Story 3” and Jackson Rathbone’s “The Last Airbender.”

Unfortunately, there’s also some bad news: Eyebrows were raised among the fans when the “New Moon” release date was announced as being a year after “Twilight” arrived in theaters. Now, “Eclipse” will hit screens a mere seven months after “New Moon.” Figuring in the roughly three months that Chris Weitz required to prepare the second film, that gives the director of the third movie barely four months to shoot it, edit it, get the special effects up to speed and put the film in theaters.

Of course, if a director other than Weitz is chosen to film “Eclipse,” he or she could have longer to prepare the movie. But any “Twilight” fan would be right to be a bit concerned about the new date – because, as Hollywood has shown us time and time again, hastily-made sequels like “Legally Blonde 2,” “Conan the Destroyer” and the “Saw” films often, well, suck.

The advantage of “Eclipse,” obviously, is that the text is already written – and amongst the Twilighters, it’s perfect just as it is. Stay tuned to MTV as we’ll keep following all the details on “The Twilight Saga” films in the months (and now years!) to come.

How do you guys feel about this?

Your morning fix

The LA times has an update about the possible SAG  strike and what actions are being taken to prevent it. Read it here.

Also, when I was checking out that article, I ran into this one (its a little older, from December) about why Breaking Dawn should not be made into a movie. I would really love comments about what you guys think of this article. Should they make the Breaking Dawn movie? Why or why not? Did you like the book? Here’s an excerpt:

While “Twilight” fans begin to debate the issues facing the filming of “New Moon” — the next installment in Stephenie Meyer’s teen vampire series involving werewolves and a growth spurt that will require actor Taylor Lautner to appear 6’5″ and 25 years old on screen — an even more urgent problem nags:

The problem with “Breaking Dawn.”

With “Twilight” having banked $70.55 million in its first weekend of release, Summit Entertainment has already snatched up rights to the next two books in Meyer’s saga, “New Moon” and “Eclipse,” and is negotiating for the series-ending “Breaking Dawn.” Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward, has said he’s only signed up to star in the next two films, and the fourth book has had little mention in the media when it comes to reports concerning “Twilight” as a movie franchise.

Perhaps the powers that be are figuring out a way to end the movie series as a trilogy.

Why? Because whether you loved or hated it, “Breaking Dawn” poses more than a few problems for the big screen. Even barring the very divided reaction from Meyer’s fan base over the final book, “Breaking Dawn” contains several head-scratching scenes and themes. (Full disclosure: As a “Twilight” fan, I thought Meyer could have done better.) The following are 10 reasons the book would be a tough-to-film movie.

(This list is one big spoiler, so please don’t read further if you haven’t read the book.)

Click to read the rest, and then leave comments here (on this post) and tell us what you think! Personally, I loved Breaking Dawn, but I do have to agree with the part about Edward losing some of his backbone and personality. He’s almost so guilty its pathetic. At the same time, I can’t imagine what it would feel like to know YOU were the reason someone was dying, so maybe the way he’s portrayed here is accurate. Also, I’m 100% Team Edward, but I support the love triangle. From personal experience, I think/ know its totally believable. Ok, enough rambling on my part, tell us what YOU think!

Charlotte Observer has a run down of Kristen Stewart’s work year for 2009.

PARK CITY, Utah If “Adventureland” were like most Sundance movies, its planned opening in theaters March 27 would probably be greeted with little awareness and modest expectations.

But it happens to feature Kristen Stewart, star of the recent teen vampire blockbuster “Twilight,” bringing this tale of coming of age in the 1980s a newly high profile.

Read the rest here.

Film.com has posted a review of Adventureland.
Read it here.

Also, if you follow Twilight Guy, he’s added another post on Chapter 19. As always, its insightful, humorous, and full of witty graphics. If you’re not familiar with Kaleb’s project, I really encourage you to check out his site! P.S. I left a rather lengthy comment on his latest post, find and read and tell me what you think? I would love some feedback! (You’ll know it was me, don’t worry–but for easy reference, it was left at 8:44 am on January 24th)