Catherine Hardwicke to Direct Summit's If I Stay
Posted 03.20.09 by reelz
Catherine Hardwicke looks set to stay with Summit Entertainment, even though the studio replaced her role in The Twilight Saga with New Moon director Chris Weitz. Hardwicke will be directing If I Stay, which is yet another teen book making its way to the cinema screen.
Written by Gayle Forman and due for publication next month (yes, it's not even out yet), If I Stay is about 17-year-old Mia, a girl involved in a horrific car crash that claims the lives of her parents, but which leaves her hovering somewhere between life and death. Think The Lovely Bones for the teen generation.
Eric Feig, Summit's president of production, said "When we were thinking of the perfect director to capture the emotion, grace, and passion of this beautiful book, one filmmaker became the clear and only choice: Catherine Hardwicke." Following on from the success of Twilight, Hardwicke is now hot Hollywood property. Having also been linked with 2010's Maximum Ride, it looks like book adaptations are the way forward.