Drew Barrymore Directing Twilight: Eclipse?

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Originally it was thought that Chris Weitz would direct not only the “Twilight” sequel “New Moon”, but also the third installment in the series, “Eclipse”, because early speculation had the two films shooting back to back. But according to Entertainment Weekly, that’s not the case and there will indeed be a lull between the production of “New Moon” and “Eclipse”, which leaves the directing gig for “Eclipse” open.

So who will replace Chris Weitz on “Eclipse”? (Replace, because Weitz will be busy in post-production on “New Moon” as they gear up production on “Eclipse”, apparently.) How about Drew Barrymore, says EW:

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.

As evidence of Barrymore’s capabilities, EW points to the fact that the bubbly one has just wrapped her directorial debut, the romantic comedy (what else would Drew Barrymore direct?) called “Whip It!” starring Ellen Page.

Of course, EW is only saying that Summit Entertainment is talking to directors including Barrymore. It’s not like she has front runner status or anything. At least, one hopes not, for the sake of all you Twilighters out there.

Below: “What? Me, direct ‘Eclipse’? Gosh, that would be so magical!”

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  • Justin

    Drew would make a find director. Her Godfather, who she keeps contact with, is one of the finest directors of this age. A certain Mr. Steven Spielberg. So she is learning from the best.

  • Justin

    Drew would make a find director. Her Godfather, who she keeps contact with, is one of the finest directors of this age. A certain Mr. Steven Spielberg. So she is learning from the best.

  • nancy

    What? NO THIS IS NOT OK!!! Drew Barrymore is an ok actress, but directing one of the most beloved future movies, of one of the most AMAZING BELOVED books? It’s an outrage. I hope this plan does not follow through!

  • nancy

    What? NO THIS IS NOT OK!!! Drew Barrymore is an ok actress, but directing one of the most beloved future movies, of one of the most AMAZING BELOVED books? It’s an outrage. I hope this plan does not follow through!

  • zombie johnny

    I guess I’m biased I’ve been a drew fan since I was lil boy…lol but I do agree that she has a great if not the best director as her god father for reference…and as an actress she’s amazing and from what I’ve seen her production company flower films has had some pretty awesome movies! If she gets the gig I wish her the best and we may all be pleasantly surprised!

  • zombie johnny

    I guess I’m biased I’ve been a drew fan since I was lil boy…lol but I do agree that she has a great if not the best director as her god father for reference…and as an actress she’s amazing and from what I’ve seen her production company flower films has had some pretty awesome movies! If she gets the gig I wish her the best and we may all be pleasantly surprised!

  • http://comcast.net/ Samantha

    I mean like I was a baby when she started acting when she was 4 or I wasen’t even born yet she was the little girl in ET.I really hope she gets to direct Eclipise,I know shes just an actress but still I think she will be a WONDERFUL director because Chris screwed up “New Moon” there is a PACK OF WOLVES NOT JUST JAKE!!!!!!!GOSH I THINK HE DIDN’T EVEN READ THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!

  • http://comcast.net Samantha

    I mean like I was a baby when she started acting when she was 4 or I wasen’t even born yet she was the little girl in ET.I really hope she gets to direct Eclipise,I know shes just an actress but still I think she will be a WONDERFUL director because Chris screwed up “New Moon” there is a PACK OF WOLVES NOT JUST JAKE!!!!!!!GOSH I THINK HE DIDN’T EVEN READ THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!