Tim Burton on His Possibility Directing 'Breaking Dawn'

November 19, 2009 09:04:33 GMT

The helmer says Jamie Campbell Bower is 'being biased' when saying he should direct 'The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn', while Ashley Greene supports his 'New Moon' co-star's opinion.

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Although nothing has been set in stone for "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn", "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" star Jamie Campbell Bower has previously expressed his desire to see Tim Burton as helmer for the film. Recently, the man behind "Alice in Wonderland" commented on the actor's opinion on him to direct the latest installment of the vampire drama movie.

"He's being biased, because I worked with him on 'Sweeney Todd'," Burton said with laugh when he was interviewed by MTV at the opening of a retrospective of his work at New York's Museum of Modern Art. "But that's nice to hear. In case potential jobs run out, it'd be nice to know someone."

While Burton chose to be grounded when asked about his possibility to be involved in the fourth "Twilight" film, Ashley Greene has agreed with Bower. "I think that would actually be a really great choice," she said when met during the same occasion. "It would be completely different."

"But if you look at what we've done from 'Twilight' to 'New Moon' to 'Eclipse' director-wise, they're all completely different, because the tones are different. The fourth one's a little odd, a little weird, and I definitely think that Tim Burton would put an amazing spin on it," she additionally explained. "You never really know what to expect. You never know what you're going to get, and I think, artistically, he's just brilliant."

In related news, scriptwriter for the first three "Twilight" films Melissa Rosenberg has talked about the status of "Breaking Dawn". Although Robert Pattinson previously claimed the film is likely to happen, the scribe was not as sure as the British actor. "'Breaking Dawn' is kind of a no comment situation," she told Film School Reject. However, she added, "Obviously I'd be a fool not to want to write it and complete the process. But nothing has been decided at this moment so we will see."

"The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn" will serve as the follow-up to the third "Twilight" film, "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse". It will still revolve around the love story between Kristen Stewart's Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson's Edward Cullen. Previously, there was a rumor that the fourth book may be split up into three movies, while the author, Stephenie Meyer, believes it should be made into two films.


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posted by Never on Dec 05, 2014
No. I love Tim Burton, but hate twilight with a vengance. I mean, he'd probably make it better than the other movies, but the series is too far gone-there's no hope for poor, poor breaking dawn. It'll be a disaster, just like the other movies.
posted by hmmm on Jun 08, 2010
I don't think he'd ever want to do it, but I don't know how he thinks. I personally would like to see him direct it strictly because it would tick quite a few twilight fans off, plus I really want to see what his take on it would be. though like I said he probably wont do, he mentioned in an interview that he'd do it if he had nothing else going on.
posted by Nel on May 03, 2010
I dont think he should do that. Its not his type of films. Ii love Tim Burton and I think he is an amazing artist and director. I know from his films that it wouldnt be his thing even though breaking dawn is the closest to his type of films. It annoys me enough that they change the director for like every one of the Twilight movies. They shouldnt change it everytime. I know how many Twilight fans there is out there and if Tim Burton directed it I doubt people would enjoy the it. Plus Tim Burton has NEVER added sexual scenes in his movies he normally has a kiss and thats it and if you read the book youd see how much of that there is so yeah :/ I hope he dont do it. I cant wait to see Dark Shadows though :] All his work is amazing.
posted by talia on Apr 02, 2010
I don't think that Burton would stoop to direct a Twilight movie
posted by Taylor. on Jan 28, 2010
Though I am a big Burton fan, I seem to be skeptical about this, just as I am skeptical about the Twilight saga itself. Tim's a brilliant director and would undoubtedly produce a great film, however I'm not sure the Twilight epidemic is quite his thing. I would love to see him direct Breaking Dawn, but at the same time I feel it could ruin him.
posted by twilightfan100 on Jan 27, 2010
if tim burton does this movie... ugh.. NO! he cant do it. it shouldnt be dark&eerie like this new alice in wonderland.. it should just be like the rest. i dont think tim burtons perspective on things should be applied to the twilight universe.
posted by LOVE IT! on Dec 28, 2009
I actually think He would be very good, not just because I am a HUGE fan but it is a very dark story, like when Bella has those scary dreams and how they think they are all going to die, like Bower said, he would put an amazing spin on it, I would love to see how it would turn out.
posted by yesyesyes on Dec 01, 2009
could be quiet interesting...
posted by really on Dec 01, 2009
He just lost his reputation with this low comment.. not nice.. This movie really like so many people
posted by Crystal on Nov 26, 2009
And ruin his reputation? Heck no. Tim, stay AWAY from the plague
posted by NO! on Nov 23, 2009
No Tim! Don't do that! Please!
posted by nonono on Nov 21, 2009
no tim burton, it's not a tim burton-esque movie.

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