Now that we're clear of all the 'New Moon' opening mayhem and publicity tours and since there's no Vancouver set to visit, fans are left with enough time to ponder whose name should be printed on the back of the director's chair (orchairs, if 'Breaking Dawn' is broken into two movies, as has been the rumor) ifChris Weitz is either unable, unwilling -- or unasked -- to return.
Considering the massive box office success (and the fans' overwhelming approval) of 'New Moon,' the lucky director who bags 'Breaking Dawn' will have some big shoes to fill, and should be ready to face the challenges behind this final chapter. It's clear Summit Entertainment needs to secure someone who isn't a stranger to the world of makeup and special effects -- and to the undying love between a teen girl and a vampire -- so who will be the perfect fit?
Read on for our list of five directors we think could tackle 'Breaking Dawn.'
Quentin Tarantino: His signature style mixes gore with humor, captivating the minds of audiences all over the world. His quirky take and sarcastic edge would be a great asset in bringing out Jacob's snarky behavior in the final book. Tarantino is one of the more off-the-wall directors, but perhaps that's what 'Breaking Dawn' needs. It might not hurt to have his input on the screenwriting process as well. But could he put out a PG-rated film? Umm ... we'll get back to you on that one.