The series centers around five teens (Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, and Angel) known as the Flock, who are normal in most respects except that they’re genetically altered to be 2% bird. (Think wings, not beaks.) They grew up in a sinister lab called The Institute, learn to fly, and escape thanks to a kindly scientist.
In the outside world, they’re on their own, and they must evade a pack of creatures called The Erasers. Part human and part wolf, the Erasers are on a mission to eliminate the winged teens, who seek to learn just why they were genetically altered, and what they were meant for.
Whether or not you agreed with her take on “Twilight”, you have to admire Hardwicke for being one of the few female directors in the industry, and for helping to make the series and its stars a household name. Let’s hope she keeps finding fantasy projects like this, and breaking box office records.
MTV Readers and Twilighters, will you continue to follow Hardwicke’s career after “Twilight”? Are any of you familiar with this series already? If not, does Hardwicke’s involvement tempt you to pick it up? Share your thoughts below.