If there's one thing Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona knows well it's creating a darkly evocative, intriguing and mysterious world in which fantastical things are possible. The filmmaker directed the uber-spooky horror movie The Orphanage which successfully scared the bejesus out of me (I managed to build up the courage to watch the movie after Giggle reviewed it for me). So if the latest rumor about an Eclipse director turns out to be confirmed, Bayona will bring his unique touch to the Twilight franchise.
If this turns out to be true, I would be thrilled. The Orphanage was one of the creepiest films I'd seen in a long time, and creepy in that slow-moving, constant tension kind of way — with a dose of poignancy and heartache at the end. And as a protégé of Guillermo del Toro, it makes sense that Bayona's so good at the dark, other-worldly stuff. I would absolutely love to see what he can do with a Twilight movie. At least he has more experience directing than Drew Barrymore!
Have you seen The Orphanage? Do you think Bayona could be a good fit?