THE HOURS Director Stephen Daldry on Short-List to Helm THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN

     March 25, 2010


Stephen Daldry has entered the race as a possible director to helm The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.  Daldry joins other critically-acclaimed directors Sofia Coppola, Gus Van Sant, and Bill Condon in the race.  For those not familiar with Daldry’s work, he’s received an Oscar nomination for Best Director for all three of his features: Billy Elliott (good!), The Hours (not so good!), and The Reader (also not so good!).

The LA Times notes that Summit Entertainment clearly wants high-end directors to helm the final installment in the series, which will likely be broken into two parts.  With the third film in the series, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse set to hit theaters this June and filming on Breaking Dawn planned for the fall, there’s not a moment to lose in telling the final chapter in this mopey teenager series.

Hit the jump to read the book description of Breaking Dawn.

Twilight Breaking Dawn book.jpgHere’s the product description from Amazon:

When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs.

Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella’s life–first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse–seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed… forever?

The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

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