If she had her way, Catherine Hardwicke would be working with her Twilight wards again. Sure, she may no longer be in charge of the upcoming Twilight films--with Chris Weitz at work on New Moon, and David Slade suiting up for Eclipse--but she still hopes that happens.
"There's a few projects in the future that I hope we get to work together on," she said during the Young Hollywood Awards, where she picked up a Dream Director Award. After all, she's still busy with a few projects of her own.
"We've got Maximum Ride, [a] really wild, big-action fantasy film with bird kids," she said. "Then at Summit, we have If I Stay, which is another really nice novel that we're adapting." And, after the success of Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart--part of which can be, arguably, attributed to Hardwicke's work--she hopes to have either, or both, of them in roles for those films.
Maximum Ride is based on a series of novels penned by James Patterson, which revolves around six teens who are part-bird and part-human. If I Stay revolves around a 17-year-old girl named Mia, a budding musician.
"Some of the projects I'm doing, they would be in a completely different world -- actually, sometimes even in a different time period," she said of both projects. "That would be fun. I'd love to do a number on them and transform them."
"They've definitely gotten more and more confident in themselves," she added. "I think that they've become more self-confident and strong with the camera. And they're just beautiful and blossoming. They've always been very deep. They always go deep into their characters and care about it. Their core is the same."
Would you want to see either of them and Hardwicke reunite? Maybe it's not much of a discussion, but it wouldn't hurt, I guess...