Summit Entertainment has settled on Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona to helm the studio’s third film in the Twilight franchise, The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse. According to Variety, Summit is expected to make the official announcement shortly.
Bayona is best known for directing the Spanish-language horror/thriller The Orphanage, which was executive produced by Guillermo Del Toro. His next project is the Universal Pictures thriller Hater, with Del Toro and Mark Johnson on board to produce.
Production on the second film in the franchise, The Twilight Saga’s New Moon, is expected to begin shortly. That’s set to hit theaters this November 20th.
The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse is scheduled to hit theaters on June 30, 2010.