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Twilight director says Jenna Ortega and Jacob Elordi would be 'perfect' for reboot

Jess Hardiman

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Twilight director says Jenna Ortega and Jacob Elordi would be 'perfect' for reboot

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Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has said she thinks Jenna Ortega and Jacob Elordi would be ‘perfect’ for a potential reboot.

The Twlight saga was a series of HUGELY popular romance fantasy films based on the book series by Stephanie Meyer.

The first flick was released back in 2008, and was followed by four sequels – the last of which, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, landed in 2012.

Director Catherine Hardwicke recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of film one with a watchalong of the movie on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, reflecting on how the franchise might fit into today’s world.

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She was asked about the casting of central characters Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, played in the original films by Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, respectively, were there to be a reboot.

The original films starred Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Credit: Summit Entertainment
The original films starred Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Credit: Summit Entertainment

“Is Jacob Elordi Edward Cullen today?” Horowitz asked.

“Is Jenna Ortega...”

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Hardwicke replied: “Oh yeah, that would be perfect."

Raving about 26-year-old Elordi’s work, she continued: “I mean, he’s amazing. He probably would be Edward today. Exactly.”

Hardwicke also said Wednesday star Ortega was ‘amazing’, suggesting she would be more than happy for her to replace Stewart in an updated version of the franchise.

Earlier this year, it was announced that a new Twilight series was reportedly in the works at Lionsgate TV.

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Citing ‘sources’, Variety said the series would be based on the book series of the same name, but that at the time there was ‘no writer or a network/streaming service attached to the project’.

Jacob Elordi. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Jacob Elordi. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

“Meyers is also expected to be involved in any potential series,” the outlet added, saying Wyck Godfrey (who produced the first five films with his Temple Hill production company) and Erik Feig (the former co-president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group) were thought to be attached as executive producers.

Hardwicke said she hasn’t ‘actually found out exactly’ what the rumoured new adaptation would look like.

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“I don’t know yet,” she told Horowitz.

“Maybe they don’t even know.”

But she did say she’d love to take the story in a wild new direction.

“For me, it would be fun to do Twilight in outer space,” Hardwicke said.

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“I would be ecstatic to do that, something totally different.”

Watch this space...

Topics: TV And Film, Twilight, Celebrity

Jess Hardiman
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