Entertainment Weekly is reporting that while still in the very early stages, Summit Entertainment is considering several high-profile directors for the big-screen adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s ‘Breaking Dawn’:
Sources tell EW that the studio has reached out to at least three top-notch directors, including Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation), Gus Van Sant (Milk), and Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) to gauge their interest in what is likely to be two movies. (Van Sant’s reps confirmed that he’s been approached, but Coppola and Condon’s people didn’t return phone calls by press time. Summit declined to comment.)
Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg is expected to submit a detailed outline to the studio sometime next week.