Summit Entertainment is the studio responsible for not only breaking the Twilight Saga wide open and raking in just stupid amounts of money with, but winning 6/9 Oscars it was nominated for with the indie hit, The Hurt Locker.
And now it looks they're trying to elevate the game with their new found acclaim by reaching out to some high profile directors. Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk), Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), Sofia Coppola (Lost In Translation) and Stephen Daldry (The Reader) have all been supposedly tapped to helm the fourth installment. Now yes, they have made a boat load of cash and good press and zeitgeist silliness of this generation with Twilight. Then they got the prestige they needed to secure themselves as a legit (meaning dope) studio. But I mean... these directors? Are they too big for they're britches here? Maybe not.
In my opinion (and what do we say about that? It's practically fact folks) , this is all tween-queen bubblegum crap. BUT! They are entertaining movies, not films, and they are fun to watch if you just embrace the ridiculousness of it all. And the approach to a long told classical teen romance, injecting vampires and werewolves and some serious mythology into it? My hat's off to Stephenie Meyer for all of that.
I'd be doing the same thing if I had the credentials Summit now has. Elevate your shit son, class it up, add some grade A to the perspective why don't you? If you can, do it? I'd watch 'em not to just review them for the sake of being a film buff. But because I'm a fan of these directors. I'm all for this idea, let's see who they pin down for it.
I'll keep you posted on what happens next.