Question by iloveedward: Who do you want to direct new Moon?
ok so i was on hisgoldeneye.com and i saw a list of directors that are avalible and of course there were flaws and good things but i know one thing for sure i do not want Sofia Coppola. what do you think??
Here is a list of the directors:
Why It Would Work: More so than any other franchise, “Twilight” needs a woman at the helm. Hardwicke’s strengths were in her depictions of first love, the awkwardness of high school, and Bella’s friendship with her father, Charlie. Coppola, an Oscar winner, proved she could do the same with “The Virgin Suicides” and “Lost in Translation.” She’d undoubtedly make Italy look beautiful, and after “Marie Antoinette,” her career could use an easy box-office hit. A quick look at her empty production slate seems to reveal that she’d be available.
Why It Wouldn’t: She’d replace Kristen Stewart with Kirsten Dunst, cast Bill Murray as mind-reading Volturi leader Aro, replace Robert Pattinson’s music with ’80s tracks from New Order, and have Edward whisper key dialogue in Bella’s ear.
Why It Would Work: “Twilight” screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has compared Edward and Bella’s forbidden romance to “Brokeback Mountain.” So why not get the Oscar-winning director of that film to come onboard?
Why It Wouldn’t: As cool as it would be to see “New Moon” fight sequences with the grace of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” the last time Lee sought out a blockbuster franchise, he made “Hulk.” Somehow, the “Twilight” world doesn’t seem likely to accept a babbling Nick Nolte.
Why It Would Work: A hyperactive talent known for creating warm, familial sets much like Hardwicke, Levy has built an impressive résumé by cranking out box-office hits like “Cheaper by the Dozen.” Lately, he has been playing in larger toy boxes with the “Night at the Museum” films and was supposed to make “The Flash” until that superhero film moved on without him. He knows what teens want, would inject some humor, and seems ready to take on the “New Moon” visual effects.
Why It Wouldn’t: Quite simply, he’s never directed drama before, and there’s no reason to think he could properly navigate the emotional struggles endured by Edward and Bella in the next film. Also, he seems like the type of director who’d put Smash Mouth’s “All Star” onto the sequel’s soundtrack for no apparent reason.
Why It Would Work: Love him or hate him, Ratner is the king of taking over franchises in times of transition (“X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Red Dragon”) and keeping them financially successful. He’s willing to adapt his directorial style to that of his predecessors and could undoubtedly bring “New Moon” home with another $ 70 million opening weekend — at the very least.
Why It Wouldn’t: The rabid “Twilight” fanbase wants a director with vision, not a hired gun simply willing to put on Catherine Hardwicke’s eyeglasses. Plus, Ratner has a tendency to put his foot in his mouth and attract strong hatred from the Internet community, so it might not be a good idea to mix him with an army of fans who’ll scrutinize his every move.
Why It Would Work: It’s no secret that the biggest obstacle in “New Moon” is the special effects, and Summit Entertainment isn’t a full-on studio that can just throw $ 200 million into the budget. That combination largely led to Hardwicke’s departure. For a decade and a half, Rodriguez has been showing Hollywood how to make a movie look like it has two or three times its budget, and nobody does it better than the author of “Rebel Without a Crew.” He gave Taylor Lautner his first big break (“Sharkboy and Lavagirl”), has made a great vampire movie in the past (“From Dusk Till Dawn”), and might also be in the market for a surefire hit after “Grindhouse” underperformed.
Why It Wouldn’t: Rather than traveling to Italy, he’d shoot the movie on a green screen in his garage. And Rodriguez would add so much blood and gore that “New Moon” would get a hard “R.”
Why It Would Work: She’s virtually the same age as Hardwicke, is a female director, and has made some great teenage films over the years (“Clueless,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”). Heckerling is coming off a nightmarish Hollywood experience with “I Could Never Be Your Woman” and seems likely to jump at a surefire blockbuster opportunity.
Why It Wouldn’t: I love “Johnny Dangerously” as much as the next guy, but Heckerling hasn’t delivered a hit in a decade, and Hollywood has a short memory. Plus, if she sticks around for “Breaking Dawn,” the director of the “Look Who’s Talking” movies might give baby Renesmee the voice of Bruce Willis.
Why It Would Work: Quite simply, he’s one of the best directors alive. The man behind “Fight Club,” “Seven” and this month’s “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” would follow Stephenie Meyer’s novel with obsessive meticulousness, and it’s hard to imagine a more fascinating lens to watch the “Twilight” fr
Answer by Rachel S
I think you have too much time on your hands.
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