10. Directing Dawn
It’s possible, if Summit is happy with his work on New Moon, that the company will ask Chris Weisz to return for Breaking Dawn.
But what if he says no? Who could tackle it?
Juan Antonio Bayona
The man who made The Orphanage must have been under serious contention before David Slade got the Eclipse gig, so what if Summit was trying to line him up?
He’s got the goods, he knows how to handle horror and it would be a great boost to his profile across the pond.
He’s told friends he wasn’t sure he was ready to tackle a big franchise film.
But might he be ready by the time Breaking Dawn is set to go before cameras?
She’s an industry veteran and would bring a female touch back to the series.
But we’ve yet to see Whip it, so it’s tough to judge her as a director.
Plus, Dawn will require an epic scale and lots of effects work, so she might need a little more seasoning first.
He’s certainly a solid, proven director, and he actively pursued the job, so Summit could end up giving him his shot.
He knows how to handle complicated films, but he can also shoot to budgets. A real possibility.
He’s proved with Potter that he can inject fresh life into tiring franchises.
So Summit would be crazy not to consider him.
Guillermo del Toro
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