Director Catherine Hardwicke Fired From Twilight Sequels!
Typically we shy away from Twilight news, but this is worth mentioning! According to Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood, director Catherine Hardwicke has been "fired" from the two upcoming Twilight sequels that Summit Entertainment greenlit after the first one made $69.6 million on its opening weekend. Hardwicke's Twilight broke the record for biggest opening for a female directed film, but apparently she was "difficult and irrational during the making of Twilight." One thing that I kept hearing from fans was that the directing seemed to hold the film back, so this news may come as a good sign for some.
Another source told Nikki Finke that, "Summit didn't like her. They're saying the [director of photography] Elliot Davis is the one responsible for the film's sumptuous visual look, that the editor Nancy Richardson had to save the film in post-production, and Summit thought Hardwicke's [CAA] agent Beth Swofford was alternately ineffectual and hysterical." Subsequently, Summit has been quietly meeting with other directors in order to quickly find a replacement for Hardwicke. Tough break for her, but on one hand, this could mean good news for some Twilight fans, while on the other, bad news for those who did love her film.