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Catherine Hardwicke: If I Stay...

Catherine Hardwicke: If I Stay...

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke plans to reunite with Summit Entertainment and direct an adaptation of the young-adult novel If I Stay.

The book, by Gayle Forman (“Sisters in Sanity”), hits shelves April 2. According to Variety, the story centers on 17-year-old gifted classical musician Mia and her indie rockstar boyfriend who’s forced to choose between life and death when she’s in a car accident with her family.

The Twilight DVD came out on Friday, with cast members making surprise midnight madness appearances.

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  • dundies

    shes directing the movie of a book that hasnt come out yet…

  • uglysexy

    good for her…..and thanks to her for calling my buddy and colleague rob nilsson …her third biggest influence as a filmmaker…in the jan 4th 09 newsweek

  • Haz

    I think Catherine really captured the mood of twilight.. I really liked that the special effects were low key. i think all that over the top secial effects stuff takes away the essense of the story.
    I wish she would direct all of the series. She totally understood the the perspective of a 17 yo girl and the pain and anguish of love.


    Good for her, As directing teenagers she’s pretty great at it. She will do wonders with the project Congrats.

  • Twilight Series

    I don’t think Catherine quite has the capacity to direct movies that are bound to be popular. She tried hard with Twilight, but it’s time to let pro directors take care of it.

  • lively

    Sorry, but I don’t think Hardwicke did a spectacular job with Twilight. If she had ultimate responsibility for casting then she goofed up on a lot of the characters if meant to stay true to the book: Carlisle, Rosalie, Alice. I’ll give her a pass on Jacob and Edward. Unfortunately, cast is remaining the same but hopefully the new directors will put a different spin on the rest of the saga.

  • coco

    She certainly contributed towards Twilight’s huge success. With the small budget, I beleive she did very well. People need to stop being so critical. If Summit is re-hiring her then evidently she’s doing something right. Just because some people didn’t like Twilight, there’s a whole lot of other people who did. She also directed 13 which won an award and it had a lot of positive feedback from critics. I think she will capture the romance and the theme of the movie very well. I would also love to see someone like Vanessa Hudgens in this role because its something different and could really show her dramatic side. I would also like to see Rober Patterson, Scott Porter, or Shia Labouf star along side her or maybe a handsom new comer. Just my opinion. Don’t blast me for it.

  • http://jjjj miley

    i don’t think she’s a brilliant director. i mean twilight was a really amazing movie but not something that can make me choose her for the second film! and by the way i am totally FOR drew barrymore directing eclipse! i really love her as an actress and think she will do a great job!
    i am happy for catherine and i wish her the best of luck with her career!

  • Twifanatic Amanda

    I met her at the texas signing, she’s really a cool person, I can’t wait to see more of her stuff

  • rocknmovie

    She was smart to cast Robert Pattinson as Edward, so she has the talent to discover new (or relatively new) talent.
    Certainly the part of the rockstar boyfriend in “If I stay” sounds like a part Rob could easily play, but would he have the time to do it with his “Twilight” commitments?

  • arantxa

    She made a good choice by casting Robert
    i love her movie Lords of Dogtown & Thirteen
    i think she is a good director

  • atiaof thejulii

    She may have captured the essence of Twilight but the movie was horribly directed. The makeup was atrocious. The movie should’ve been 10 mintues longer to explain a couple more things and she left out Bella and Edward’s first kiss in the meadow.

  • Jane

    i hate her. twilight was s bad. terrible director.

  • H

    why have a special thing around twilight
    its the dumbest book ive read
    kids my age dont have any taste these days

  • whatever, yo

    dvd came out saturday, yesterday the 21st of March.

  • gerard Vandenberg

    …………..HONESTY IS A FAIRY-TALE, folks!!

  • ugh

    Robert Pattison is FUGLY

  • Lovethatdoll

    CATHERINE cast Rob in the lead!!!! Rockstar boyfriend, I bet he’d be GREAT! I’ll see it and buy the DVD!!!! :o)

  • http://jaringwebmail anna

    My family friends and I would love to see Robert and Kristen in ‘If I stay’. Both of them act very well and have the special chemistry when acting together. Kristen is a great actress and has acted with many actors but I have not seen that great chemistry with others. I have seen Roberts clipses and movies and none of it has shown that great chemistry he had with Kristen when acting. So I am sure If I stay would be a great success if they are both given the lead roles.

  • Sam

    I would also love to see Rob and Vanessa in this. I think she has a very romantic and serious. I can imagine them in a kissing scene. Also, Cathrine directed her in 13. This would give everyone an opportunity to see her serious side in a movie. Although it is a teen movie, this could be a great career move and allow her to build her resume.

  • MMA

    that picture is so awkward!!!

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  • edenfantasys,adult toys

    I really enjoyed the film version of Twilight. I am happy with the casting choices and the screenplay. I hope that the same crew works on all four of the installments. Most times, the movie version doesn’t have any of the magic that the novel creates. I waited to read the first book until after I saw the movie.

  • V-Baby

    The book was so good! Can’t wait for the movie!!

  • za

    Oh dear… *facepalm* because seriously, Kristen Stewart and Robert Patinson were good in twilight? I do not know about new moon or eclipse since I have not watched either, but Twilight was the only movie I saw of Kristen Stewart in which she absolutely sucked at acting in. And I’m pretty sure Pattinson can act decently, since he put a decent show on Goblet of Fire, though Twilight will make people wonder otherwise. The fact that two reasonably decent actors pulled off twightight in monotone and facepowder only suggests that the director was not a very good one.

    On the other hand, maybe the director is talented, and she chose to portray the story as it truely is: a failure.

    Either way, I think something as different as ‘If I stay’ should be directed by someone who has the ability to move the audience without making a movie an utter fail or an unwitting parody.