Sofia Coppola's Twilight near miss

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The fourth and final novel in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. Divided into three parts, the first and third sections are written from Bella Swan's perspective and the second is written from the perspective of Jacob Black. In Breaking Dawn Part 1, Quileute and the Volturi close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses different threats to the wolf pack and vampire coven.
September 9th, 2010

Sofia Coppola came close to directing 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn'.

The 'Lost In Translation' director confesses there were discussions about her working on the project - which will be the split into the final two movies in the vampire franchise - but it didn't happen, despite her keenness.

She said: "I talked to them about that. I was interested in doing something but I didn't end up doing it.

"But I love... I'm impressed by Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson pulling it off in that whole story.

"And my friend's kids love the story so much that I thought it would be fun to make something they love so much."

Discussing why she would have enjoyed working on the movie, the 39-year-old filmmaker confessed it was the love story which enticed her.

She told "I just love that it's so romantic. I'm always a sucker for a love story and also to do something for teenagers, because I feel like, why not have beautiful cinematography and all these things in a kid's movie?

"Usually it looks like it's not crafted very sophisticated, and I feel like it'd be nice to bring the kind of style into a younger film."

Both parts of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' will be directed by Bill Condon - best known for his work on 'Dreamgirls' - and will be released in November 2011 and November 2012.