Hardwicke still drives “Maximum Ride;” are Stewart and Pattinson onboard?
Former “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke will see her next project “Maximum Ride” rev up at Universal, rather than Sony according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Latter studio spent a year developing the James Patterson book property before putting it into turnaround. Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, the hot scribes off “Iron Man” and
“Cowboys and Aliens” are breathing some fresh air into a new script.
Wafting with smells of “Twilight” with its gothic characters, “Maximum Ride” follows six teenagers known as the Flock who are part human and part bird which contend with another genetically hybrid pact, the Erasers, who are part human and part wolf.
Pundits believe Sony bailed on the project given its string of young-skewing franchises, i.e. the “Spider-Man” redux, “Ghostbusters” and “Goosebumps.”
MTV reported last summer that Hardwicke would love to reunite “Twilight” sweethearts Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for “Maximum Ride” as well as for another Summit Entertainment project “If I Stay.” In “Stay,” Stewart would play a 17-year old musician named Mia.