Directors Fight Over Possible ‘Eclipse’ Gig

While NEW MOON hasn’t even gone behind cameras yet, Summit Entertainment is already prepping the third installment in the TWILIGHT franchise, Eclipse. While an interview with producers Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger over at THR indicates that they might like a new director for each film, Variety has posted some possible contenders. You can read all about it inside.
Via Variety:

Don’t believe everything you hear about Twilight and its sequels. Things are heating up already on the third installment, Eclipse. They haven’t even started the second one yet, New Moon. When you’ve got a robust franchise, filmmakers are eager to get on board. Word is, the Spanish director of The Orphanage, Juan Antonio Bayona, and 3:10 to Yuma helmer James Mangold are both circling the project, but Summit insists that no meetings are scheduled as yet. Both would be strong choices.

As to the last two unfilled roles in New Moon, vampires Jane and Aro, no offers have yet gone out, despite what you may have read. And the role of Leah Clearwater isn’t being filled, because according to writer Melissa Rosenberg, she isn’t in the script!