Rumor: Drew Barrymore May Direct Third Twilight Movie?!
by Alex Billington
February 27, 2009
Huh? So the little girl from E.T. always wanted to be a director? Who knew? Okay, this isn't as wild and crazy as it sounds at first glance, because Drew Barrymore actually just directed a movie starring Ellen Page called Whip It!. So unless she directs something in between now and next year, The Twilight Saga's Eclipse could be her second big directing gig. This rumor comes from Entertainment Weekly, where they say Barrymore is on a very short list of directors that Summit Entertainment is talking to about directing Eclipse. And while normally I don't care much about Twilight news, this is actually interesting for once.
The funny thing about this, is that I really don't have a reason for liking Drew Barrymore. I don't particularly think she's a phenomenal actress by any means, and I haven't seen Whip It! so can't really speak about her directing abilities. However, I guess it's just hearing a more trustworthy named associated with Twilight that makes me interested for once. Who knows if she could do a better job than Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) or Chris Weitz (New Moon), but I guess I'll say in the end, at least it will be different than the first two movies, and that may be a good thing for this franchise. Could she pull it off?