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So Is Juan Antonio Bayona Directing ‘Eclipse’ Or Not? March 13, 2009 3:33 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Summit Entertainment.
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eclipsenovel-031309There are conflicting reports about the accuracy of a piece written by Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily (and later confirmed by Variety) that Juan Antonio Bayona is directing The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse.

Here’s the quick rundown.  Yesterday, I reported on news that Summit Entertainment had settled on a director for The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse, and the director would be Bayona.  But now comes word from Summit (via a piece in the LA Times) that the reports were inaccurate and that the studio hasn’t settled on director to helm the film.  From the LA Times:

“The ‘Eclipse’ directing job hasn’t been offered to Juan Antonio or anyone else,” Erik Feig, president of production at Summit said. “We’ve met with three or four talented filmmakers and we’ll be meeting with three or four more other candidates before we make any decision. No one has been offered the job.”

For her part, Finke stands by her original story and points out that in her original piece she was careful to note that the announcement was being kept under wraps for the time being: “I can confirm that Summit Entertainment is telling Hollywood privately that Juan Antonio Bayona will direct Eclipse.”

So it seems to me that Bayona will be the director, it’s just that Summit wants to be the one to make it all official.

The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse hits theaters on June 30, 2010.  The film will be preceded by the second film in the franchise, The Twilight Saga’s New Moon on November 20, 2009.

Juan Antonio Bayona Tapped to Direct The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse March 12, 2009 1:08 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Summit Entertainment.
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juanantoniobayona-031209Summit 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.