Could the man who directed “Edward Scissorhands,” “Beetle Juice” and “Sweeney Todd” really be the best person to direct “Breaking Dawn,” the final installment in the “Twilight” vampire franchise? As odd a choice as Tim Burton might be, popular opinion among the cast seems to be coalescing around him.
“New Moon” vampire Jamie Campbell Bower first came out in support of Burton , telling MTV News earlier this month, “I think he’d screw around with it quite a lot, and aesthetically, I think it’d be incredibly different.”
Co-star Ashley Greene seconded that endorsement , telling us earlier this week, “The fourth one’s a little odd, a little weird, and I definitely think that Tim Burton would put an amazing spin on it.”
On Thursday (November 19), at a Toys “R” Us autograph session for “Twilight” fans , “New Moon” actress Nikki Reed came out in support of Burton for “Breaking Dawn” — as well as one fairly different directorial pick.
“Tim Burton, Woody Allen,” she said. “I’m aiming high right now. Please!”
Standing by Reed’s side, Cullen family vampire Kellan Lutz threw his weight behind a lesser-known helmer. “I [would] love Tarsem [Singh], if he could [do it],” Lutz suggested, referring to the director best known for Jennifer Lopez’s freaky 2000 film “The Cell.” “That’s aiming high.”
If he had to pick between the directors who have overseen films in the series thus far, Lutz said he’d skip Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) and David Slade (“Eclipse,” out next year) and instead select the man behind “New Moon.” “Out of the three, Chris Weitz was amazing,” he declared. “So if we could get him [to direct ’Breaking Dawn,’] it’d be great.”
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