So why has it been so hard to find a new director for Eclipse? I know it wasn't exactly a surprise when Catherine Hardwicke did not return for a second film, but you would have thought that there would be a bunch of folks lining up, willing to take a shot at the franchise. One theory that's emerged (for better or for worse) is that finding a director has been difficult because a woman is better suited to handle the hearts and flowers of the story, and the sad truth is there just aren't many working female directors that studios are willing to take a chance on. (Wow, here we are in 2009 and the best we can come up with is "chicks are better at the mushy stuff"?)
Luckily I'm not the only one who isn't buying that excuse. Lutz also told MTV, "I don't think there's any difference between male or female directors, as far as who can relate. There's no big difference of who can do what, or who is better with romance."
So it looks like the production could finally be ready to get into gear, but nothing seems to last when it comes to Twilight, so stay tuned to Cinematical for the final word -- if it ever comes. But for now, I want to hear your theories: why do you think Summit hasn't been able to hold on to a director?