Kellan Lutz Spills About Eclipse Director
03.10.09 by REELZ
Talking to MTV recently, Twilight's Kellan Lutz may have said too much about just who will direct Eclipse. Speculation that Drew Barrymore is in the running is ongoing, and we'd love to see the series back in a lady director's hands. But from what Lautner says, it seems a male director was set to do the film and then said unnamed male director fell out.
"I actually heard rumors that they did have a third director, and he fell out, and then they saw more people," Lutz told MTV, "I would say [the name of the third director] if I could remember it. But I know it was a guy." Lutz went on to say "I don't think there's any difference between male or female directors."
Of course, there is a big difference between men and women when it comes to directing: far more films, especially big films, are directed by men than women. Last year, the Los Angeles Times' Patrick Goldstein noted that only two (Mamma Mia! and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2) of the summer's 30 major studio films were directed by women. Whatever happened with Catherine Hardwicke, it can't be ignored that she made a highly successful film. Given Eclipse's subject matter and audience, Summit should really take the opportunity to give the directorial duties to a talented woman director for the third movie.