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'The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero'While vampires are immortal, the "Twilight" books are not, and it won't be too long before Summit needs a replacement for Edward and Bella. It might be none other than legendary magician Harry Houdini. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Summit has optioned William Kalush and Larry Sloman's controversial biography "The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero" with an eye to adapting it not as a biopic, but an action movie.

The studio is planning to rewrite Houdini as a character who is part Indiana Jones and part Sherlock Holmes, and exciting enough to launch his own franchise, says the report. Read More...

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'Twilight'If you follow Stephenie Meyer's official website, you might have already heard this news, but we're bringing it to you anyway. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Weitz has cast the Wolf Pack for "New Moon", all of whom will make their big screen debut in the "Twilight" sequel.

Joining the humans of Forks, Washington (and fellow werewolf Taylor Lautner) in their fight against the vampires will be: Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman. All the actors are of Native American descent, with Sioux, Purepecha and Hualapai being the tribes represented among the new cast members. That's a good thing for fans of the series and the Native American community, and it's been one of the major perks of the "Twilight" name. The series is a big enough draw that Summit can focus on casting the characters appropriately rather than landing big star power. Read More...

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'If I Stay'Any perceived bad blood between Summit Entertainment and Catherine Hardwicke is officially a thing of the past, because according to Variety, she has officially signed to direct "If I Stay" for the studio. Hardwicke's name has been attached to the film since February, but rumors have swirled that her relationship with Summit was too contentious to make the deal final.

But according to Summit's president Erik Feig, all those reports were unfounded: "When we were thinking of the perfect director to capture the emotion, grace and passion of this beautiful book, one filmmaker became the clear and only choice: Catherine Hardwicke," he said. Read More...

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'Twilight'Despite what you may have heard all over the Internet the past few days, Summit has not hired a director for "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse," and all the announcements that Juan Antonio Bayona officially had the job were incorrect. The LA Times caught up with Summit's production president Erik Feig, who quickly shot down all reports of Bayona's hiring. "The 'Eclipse' directing job hasn’t been offered to Juan Antonio or anyone else. We’ve met with three or four talented filmmakers and we’ll be meeting with three or four more other candidates before we make any decision. No one has been offered the job."

This much is true: Summit did meet with Bayona this week, as did Stephanie Meyer. But Bayona isn't sure he wants to join the "Twilight" universe, because its story and characters are already established, and he likes to do his own thing. But he is a fan of the series, so don't be too hard on him for his reluctance to join a set series! Read More...

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