Hardwicke to direct Meyer’s ‘Twilight’

Summit bringing fantasy series to bigscreen

Summit Entertainment has set Catherine Hardwicke to direct “Twilight,” an adaptation of the novel that hatched Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling young adult fantasy series.

Melissa Rosenberg (“Step Up”) will write the script. Maverick Films’ Mark Morgan will produce with Greg Mooradian.

“Twilight” tells the story of 17-year-old Bella, who moves to a small town to live with her father, and is drawn to a pale mysterious classmate who comes from a family of vampires.

Meyer has published two more installments of the series, “New Moon” and “Eclipse,” with two more titles in the offing. It is the first potential franchise to be set up since Summit was reconstituted under Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger last spring.

Summit production president Erik Feig called the series a “publishing phenomenon.”

Hardwicke has tapped into the teen zeitgeist with “Thirteen” and “Lords of Dogtown,” and most recently directed “The Nativity Story.” Rosenberg is co-exec producer on Showtime drama series “Dexter.”

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