For the first time ever, someone other than Steven Spielberg is directing an Indiana Jones movie. Spielberg was initially on board to direct Harrison Ford in his final outing as the adventuring archeologist in Indiana Jones 5. But the project kept getting delayed and pushed back due to script rewrites and other issues, and Spielberg decided to hand the sequel over to someone unexpected – James Mangold, director of Logan, Ford v Ferrari, and more. While the release of Indiana Jones 5 is still a few years away, Mangold is opening up about his new approach to this iconic property.
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Drew Barrymore might not be a lock to direct the third Twilight film. THR is reporting that Guillermo Del Toro protege Juan Antonio Bayona is now rumored to be one of the top finalists to direct The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse. But then again, reps are saying that they are still looking at a number of candidates. James Mangol had been previously rumored to be in talks, and earlier today Twilight fansites were claiming that New Moon director Chris Weitz’s brother Paul Weitz might direct the third film.
While I was a huge fan of Bayona’s The Orphanage, I would much rather see him make his American debut with something more original and a property that could better test his skills. The filmmaker is also signed on to direct an adaptation of the David Moody novel Hater for Universal. I still like the idea of Summit hiring a woman filmmaker for the project as the source material is so female-targeted in nature.
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