Harry Potter’s Chris Columbus Approached for Twilight

What if the man behind Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets had directed Twilight? Would it have made even more cash from a distanced mainstream crowd than it did?

In an interview with MTV, director Chris Columbus confided that he received a script during the early stages of adapting the Twilight novel into a film. Instead of jumping on the opportunity he admitted, “…I was doing something else” and turned it down.

Missing Twilight and perhaps even The Twilight Saga: New Moon had he knocked the first film out of the park is no skin off Chris’ back. He has kept plenty busy with I Love You, Beth Cooper and The Lightning Thief, currently in the casting phase.

Twilight could have been a lot less cheesy and “cheap” in feel had Chris come on board. His pull might have even warranted a bigger budget and scope. Too bad, really.

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