Sofia Coppola has mentioned she turned down the possibility to direct the ultimate Twilight movie Breaking Daybreak as a result of she thought the idea was “too bizarre”.
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The final ebook in Stephanie Meyer’s vampire saga was cut up into two movies, with Breaking Daybreak – Half 1 popping out in 2011 and Half 2 following in 2012. In the long run, each instalments have been directed by Invoice Condon.
Talking to Rolling Stone, nonetheless, Coppola has mentioned that she met with producers to debate leaping on board the venture when it was nonetheless in improvement.
“We had one assembly, and it by no means went wherever,” she mentioned.
Sofia Coppola attends a screening of her new movie ‘Priscilla’ on the Venice Worldwide Movie Pageant (Picture by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Pictures)
“I believed the entire imprinting-werewolf factor was bizarre. The child. Too bizarre! However a part of the sooner Twilight could possibly be finished in an attention-grabbing method. I believed it’d be enjoyable to do a teen vampire romance, however the final one will get actually far out.”
Coppola, who has directed movies together with Misplaced in Translation, The Bling Ring and The Virgin Suicides, is making ready to launch her new function Priscilla, a biopic of Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley. Starring Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi, the movie is ready to be launched within the US on October 27, earlier than hitting huge screens within the UK on December 26.
In August, it was revealed that the Presley property had refused the movie permission to make use of Elvis’ music. Talking to Hollywood Reporter, Coppola mentioned, “They don’t like tasks that they haven’t originated, and so they’re protecting of their model.”
It transpires that Twilight isn’t the one directing venture that Coppola has come near helming. In the identical Rolling Stone interview, she revealed that she additionally met studio executives about the potential for becoming a member of a live-action model of The Little Mermaid, albeit not the 2023 Disney model.
“I used to be in a boardroom and a few improvement man mentioned, ‘What’s gonna get the 35-year-old man within the viewers?’ And I simply didn’t know what to say,” the director mentioned.
“I simply was not in my factor. I really feel like I used to be naive, after which I felt rather a lot just like the character within the story, making an attempt to do one thing out of my factor, and it was a humorous parallel of the story for me.”
In a four-star evaluation of Priscilla, NME’s Matthew Turner mentioned that “Elordi makes a terrific Elvis, capturing the King’s highly effective charisma and making the efficiency appear one way or the other easy, relatively than a finely calibrated impression.”