Monday, March 16, 2009

Catherine Hardwicke Branches Out

Directing "Twilight" was a huge foot in the door for director Catherine Hardwicke, who is now in talks with Sony's Columbia Pictures to develop and direct a film adaptation of another young-adult fantasy series, "Maximum Ride."

The five-volume series by James Patterson chronicles six teens, known as the Flock, who are genetically altered so that they are part human and part bird. Learning to fly, they escape the laboratory where they have been housed and are pursued by a pack of creatures called the Erasers that are part human and part wolf. Not too much of a stretch from the mythological creatures she recently directed....

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