Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla might not be making its way to the UK until next year, but the US release date for the Presley biopic is fast approaching. Which means, of course, it’s high time we ask Coppola about the time she nearly directed a Twilight movie.
In an interview touching on everything from The Little Mermaid to The Phantom Menace (her new film gets a little mention too), Coppola revealed the full extent of her involvement with the vampiric juggernaut.
“We had one meeting, and it never went anywhere.”
Oh. There goes our headline. Any more details, Sofia?
“I thought the whole imprinting-werewolf thing was weird. The baby. Too weird! But part of the earlier Twilight could be done in an interesting way. I thought it’d be fun to do a teen-vampire romance, but the last one gets really far out.”
So there we have it. The problem was that Summit Entertainment didn’t ask her to direct soon enough.
Breaking Dawn did flirt with a few different big-name directors back in the day, though. According to a 2010 article from the Los Angeles Times, Stephen Daldry and Gus Van Sant were all at one time being eyed up by the studio.
In the end, though, Summit hired God And Monsters' Bill Condon to see off the franchise. And yes, the whole baby thing was still very weird. Coppola, as is often the case, seemed right on the money.
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