March 13, 2009

Eclipse Director Job Still Up For Grabs: Summit Denies Hiring Bayona

(Rob, Kristen, Eric Feig and some other old dudes from Summit)

LA Times' Patrick Goldstein writes that Variety & Nikki Finke may have jumped the gun in declaring Juan Antonio Bayona the director of Eclipse:
"By sheer coincidence, I had lunch today with Erik Feig, who’s president of production at Summit and the man most involved with managing the hit series of films. ("New Moon," the second film in the series, begins production later this month with Chris Weitz at the helm.)

Feig was shocked to see the media reports saying Summit had hired Bayona, since -- ahem -- they’re not true. "The 'Eclipse' directing job hasn’t been offered to Juan Antonio or anyone else," he told me. "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."

Guess we'll just have to wait and see. Read the rest of the article here.

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