After making the rounds at the American Film Market for the last two years running, Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona's (The Orphanage) first English-language feature, The Impossible, will finally debut at next month's Toronto International Film Festival, in advance of its currently scheduled limited theatrical release in the U.S. in December. Based on a true story, The Impossible stars Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts as a husband and wife on vacation with their three sons in Thailand during the tsunami that devastated the country and much of Southeast Asia in December 2004. Set to Damien Rice's haunting cover of U2's "One," the new trailer for the movie is a heart-rending reminder of the power of nature's fury and the fragility of life.
read the synopsis & watch the trailer >> Posted 08.22.12 by BrentJS
EW is reporting that the third Twilight Saga movie, Eclipse, could have found itself a new director. David Slade is rumored to be in the running for the job, and is the latest in an ever-growing line of directors to be linked to the movie. Drew Barrymore previously denied any involvement, and whether Juan Antonia Bayona is still on board is anyone's guess.
Slade was last seen at the helm of 2007's vampire flick 30 Days of Night and is also responsible for Hard Candy, which starred a pre-Juno Ellen Page. We're not sure what the fans will think of him, but at least he's got some experience with the undead -- oh, and murderous little teenage girls. Lets hope he remembers how to direct something that isn't rated R, or he'll have Stephenie Meyer to answer to. Posted 04.22.09 by reelz
Speaking once again to MTV, Kristen Stewart gave her opinion on Catherine Hardwicke's exit, Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass) directing New Moon, and the possibility of Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage) taking over directorial duties for 2010's Eclipse.
The reluctant star said of Hardwicke's abrupt departure: "Well, it wasn't like it was a big bomb that was dropped. It wasn't much of a shock." When asked about the circulating rumours that Bayona will be responsible for the third movie, she replied with "I mean, I'm sure Bayona is a great director. But nothing's solid, so I don't know. It's above me."
It seems even the movie's stars are being kept in the dark about where the franchise is heading, which hopefully isn't away from the Weitz brothers and into Drew Barrymore's hands. If Eclipse is indeed scheduled to shoot back-to-back with New Moon, an official announcement should be imminent. Posted 03.19.09 by reelz
As previously rumored, Variety reports that Spanish horror wunderkind Juan Antonio Bayona will direct Eclipse. Summit Entertainment is expected to make an official announcement soon.
Bayona is a protege of Guillermo del Toro. Under his helm, Eclipse can be expected to be more of a horror genre pic than Twilight. He's also attached to direct the thriller Hater for Universal, his first movie in English. He previously directed the critically acclaimed Spanish-language horror thriller The Orphanage, which del Toro executive produced. Posted 03.12.09 by reelz
Another name has emerged as a possible Eclipse director. Sadly, but not surprisingly, it's another dude. Juan Antonio Bayona is reportedly, along with Drew Barrymore, Paul Weitz, and James Mangold, in the running to helm Eclipse.
Spaniard Bayona is a protege of Guillermo del Toro and known for his horror work. He received critical acclaim for his Gothic Spanish-language flick The Orphanage, and he's set to make his English-language debut directing the thriller Hater for Universal. With him behind the lens, Eclipse would probably be more of a genre flick than its Twilight predecessors. Posted 03.11.09 by reelz