Now the burning question every Twihard wants answered is this: Who will be directing the adaptation of the fourth and final book in the series, 'Breaking Dawn'? According to Entertainment Weekly, Summit Entertainment is considering a number of Oscar-nominated directors for the gig, which may be split up into two movies, including Sofia Coppola ('Lost in Translation'), Bill Condon ('Dreamgirls') and Gus Van Sant ('Milk'). As everyone who hasn't been living under a rock for the last five years knows, Stephenie Meyer's massively popular 'Twilight' books have turned into an international pop phenomenon thanks in part to the equally popular series of blockbuster movie adaptations.
But while stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been constants for the franchise as it's racked up impressive box office numbers (over $1 billion worldwide so far), directors have been a bit more ephemeral, as each of the first three movies has had a different hand on the tiller: Catherine Hardwick on 'Twilight,' Chris Weitz on 'New Moon' and David Slade on the upcoming 'Eclipse,' which is scheduled to land in theaters on Jun. 30.
Now the burning question every Twihard wants answered is this: Who will be directing the adaptation of the fourth and final book in the series, 'Breaking Dawn'? According to Entertainment Weekly, Summit Entertainment is considering a number of Oscar-nominated directors for the gig, which may be split up into two movies, including Sofia Coppola ('Lost in Translation'), Bill Condon ('Dreamgirls') and Gus Van Sant ('Milk').
But while those would all be interesting choices, the debate got us thinking about who should really direct 'Breaking Dawn.' Do we want safe, studio approved directors? Or do we want unique artists who would bring their own vision to interpreting Meyer's vision? We say, go with the artist.
So with that in mind, here's our list of the five directors we'd love to see tackle 'Breaking Dawn':
• James Cameron is the most successful director of our time, and his back-to-back record-smashing hits 'Titanic' and 'Avatar' have proven that he knows how to tell a modern love story like nobody else in Hollywood. Of course, such perfection takes time -- based on how long 'Avatar' took, he probably wouldn't finish the second 'Breaking Dawn' installment until 2036 -- but with Cameron's 3D genius, we bet you'd almost be able to reach out and touch Pattinson's amazing hair.
• Quentin Tarantino is a master of clever action and inspired dialogue, which makes him the perfect choice to bring Meyer's moving words to life. Plus, he already has experience filming double features thanks to 'Grindhouse' and his pair of 'Kill Bill' films. Fans of the books may have to get used to his penchant for jumbling the story into an offbeat mix of flashbacks, flashforwards and parallel sequences, but we think he'd make up for it with a soundtrack guaranteed to be genius.
• Rob Zombie may not be the first name that springs to mind when you think of 'Twilight,' but as the standard bearer for modern horror, he knows a thing or two about vampires and werewolves. We can't think of anyone better to handle the controversial birthing sequence from 'Breaking Dawn' than the man who brought 'Halloween' and 'Devil's Rejects' so memorably to our screens.
• Michael Bay is in many ways the Hollywood version of Stepehnie Meyer. He knows how to tell a story and his films are massively popular with fans of exciting cinema all over the world. One thing's for sure: If the mastermind behind 'Transformers' were directing 'Breaking Dawn,' the action quotient would surely be ratcheted up, addressing what many felt was the only (minor) weakness of the book.
• Martin Scorcese has a history of developing close working relationships with the top young star of each generation, first with Robert De Niro and then with Leonardo DiCaprio. So it only makes sense that he and emerging superstar Robert Pattinson would finally team up. Scorcese's participation would also bring instant credibility to the 'Twilight' franchise with the stuffed shirts that so far have snubbed the movies during awards season. Get ready to print up your "Team Oscar" T-shirts.