Entertainment Weekly magazine is reporting that Hollywood actress and movie producer Drew Barrymore is among the folks being considered by Summit Entertainment to direct the third installment of the movie franchise version of the Twilight Saga. Because the theatrical release of The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse has been set for a mere 7 months after the first sequel The Twilight Saga’s New Moon will be released in theaters, a different director will need to be at the helm of the third movie. According to EW, Drew Barrymore is in the running for directing duties:
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.
Interesting. It remains to be seen who else is in this “select group of directors” under consideration but I hope that, like Drew, there are a few female directors in there. As you may or may not know, Drew’s production company made the new Charlie’s Angels movies that those turned out pretty cool. I have no idea what kind of job Drew might do as director of a movie like Eclipse but … I’d be willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. It sure does seem like a whole lot of Hollywood folks want to get their fingers in the Twilight Saga movie franchise pie … which kinda sorta worries me. What do y’all think?