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Another potential director for ‘Breaking Dawn’

Oscar nominated director Stephen Daldry, best known for films such as The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot, has been added to the list of directors that are being considered for Breaking Dawn.  More from the LA Times.

Having already gone indie with Catherine Hardwicke, polished/commercial with Chris Weitz and genre auteur with David Slade for the franchise’s first three movies, Summit clearly wants a high-end prestige filmmaker to handle the fourth picture.

Still, even by those standards, Daldry stands out. He’s been nominated for three Oscars, more than any of the other directors on the short list. In fact, Daldry is the rare filmmaker who’s been nominated for a best directing Oscar for every feature he’s made.

Those credentials make taking on a global teen phenomenon seem unlikely, though there are reasons to think it could work. The director is well-versed in depicting forbidden love (a “Twilight” staple) with “The Reader” and “The Hours.” And he’s adept at themes of family alienation, also a franchise fixture, which ran under “Billy Elliot.” Also, like most of the others, Daldry doesn’t yet have a new film.

The fourth “Twilight” movie — which will likely take only a piece of “Breaking Dawn” as the film is split into two — will in all likelihood be shot in the fall. That gives Summit a little more time to comb through high-end directors. Academy Award winners, take note: Vampires and werewolves are coming for you.

Read more here.

Via Twilight Lexicon

  • amberjo_cullen

    I want Peter Jackson to direct Breaking Dawn!! Who's with me?!?

  • kitty

    Omg, it would be amazing if he directed the last film

    Although, if I'm honest, they should have got him in for New Moon.
    I think he would've made a better job.

  • calla_lily319

    OMG, I thought Peter Jackson would be great (at least for the 2nd half). I don't know what he would do with the E/B love story and the birth scene. I still think it will be hard to get a really great director w/MR writing.

  • TeamJacward_Original

    Anyone know if Breaking Dawn will be one movie or split into two?

  • nic-twimum.

    james cammeron. love story with titanic, adventue and CGI with Avatar. they could do just one film and make it 2.5/3 hr. he's good at long films. i don't want two movies.

  • LaPushLuv

    I was gunna say the same thing!!
    He's Directed the two best and highest-box office gross Movies of ALL TIME!!
    And he did an amazing Job with Avatar and Titanic and there both long movies.
    so my personal opinion: GET JAMES CAMERON TO DIRECT!!

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