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Hardwicke still drives “Maximum Ride;” are Stewart and Pattinson onboard?

By Staff

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.

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  • April 27, 2010 | Permalink |

    She can’t keep taking the same actor and actress for everything. A lot of people will get really bored, really fast. And besides, in the ways she’s talking about it, Kristen would be Max and Rob would be Fang. And if Rob is Fang, I won’t go see this movie. I also know a LOT of people in Saint Louis who won’t go see it either.

  • April 27, 2010 | Permalink |

    I hope they don’t play Max and Fang, cause they don’t look the parts at all, and they are too old!

  • April 27, 2010 | Permalink |

    I will not go see Maximum Ride if either of them get a major role! First of all, Max and Fang are supposed to be 14, not 20-somthing! And second, neither of them fit the physical descriptions of either of the characters! Rob is too clean cut, and flimsy to be Fang, and Kristen could NEVER pull off Max’s fiery personality! So what if Rob and Kristen have good chemistry, so do a lot of other people! The only reason Twilight did so well was because of the book, in truth, the movie was poorly made. Catherin Hardwick needs to fit the people to the roles, not the roles to the people, just so she can stay in her comfort zone! Branch out!

  • April 27, 2010 | Permalink |

    I AGREE!!!!! she does need to find people who fit the role not make the role fit the person!!!! and she needs to let go of twilight. have some unknown faces!! get some fresh faces!! there are really good people out there who would fit the roles perfectly but are still unknown! and if rob and kristen are in this movie i will NOT see this movie…. and i also know ALOT of people who love this book… ex. my WHOLE ENTIRE SCHOOL (and its NOT a small school) and a bunch of my fiends outside of school, at church, at work, and my moms friends, rich and middle class! so just actually make this movie good and use different actress’s/actors….try using people that are the flocks actual age… that might help… dontcha think?
    and i agree with all the briannica, tyler, and viktorija.

  • April 27, 2010 | Permalink |

    GOD NO!! They really need to stop doing this, thet cannot pull of bring Max and Fang… It will NEVER work. She needs to get that through her thick skull. Fans on the website have expressed their feelings. IT’S a NO! Find some unknown talent already.

  • April 27, 2010 | Permalink |

    when I read If I Stay, I immediately had these two cast in the leads. It’s a beautiful movie, and needs two soulful leads… Who love music as much as the characters in this beautiful story.

  • April 27, 2010 | Permalink |

    Christian Roderick IS THE FANG WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!! Go to maximumrideusercasting.ning.com/profile/christiannobleroderick He’s been actually VOTED to BE Fang by the fans themselves. He is a VERY formidable Fang candidate. Google him. He WANTS the role and the fans WANT him. He is word-for-word: Fang straight out of the book. He has a facebook fanpage and a facebook group. HELP HIM!

  • April 29, 2010 | Permalink |

    God! I hate Catherine Hardwicke so much. Why is a twilight picture on this page? What do these people not understand about the fact that Maximum Ride is SO much better than Twilight! Can’t they just move on? Either focus on the book at hand, or get a new director. And I thought they had already finished the script, now they’re making an entirely new one? Why can’t these people just progress already? They better not screw this movie up, especially since they’re taking so long with it.
    Stewart and Pattinson are not playing Max and Fang! Get over it Hardwicke! They can’t act!

  • May 4, 2010 | Permalink |

    If they are cast in any Maximum ride movie at all my friends and i will not go see any, that would ruin them!!! Actors need to be picked not because of what other things they have been in or how well you know them but by who fits the character best. Big huge super well known actors and actresses that have already starred in other major big series movies should not be in this movie!! For example: Any one from twilight or harry potter or lighting theif!!

  • May 21, 2010 | Permalink |

    I agree. If they put either of them in the movie I will not see the movie. They need someone to fit the role, not someone who was good in a movie that is nothing like this. I just can’t imagine Robert playing Fand. Fang is supposed to be dark and mysterious, not shiny and girly. Kirstin might be able to pull off a Max role but I would find it very unlikely. That’s my opinion.

  • May 28, 2010 | Permalink |

    no they can not play max and fang i will die if they do. they can not play them

  • June 19, 2010 | Permalink |

    Note: Max and Fang are 14.
    Note:Fang=not talking, goth, silent
    Note:Catherine Hardwicke should find new talent (thats what James Patterson wants)

  • August 28, 2010 | Permalink |

    NO! NO NO NO NO NO! if they play max and fang, i wont watch the movie but i will burn the books. that is the most horrible idea EVER! and rob is almost to old to play a 17-year=old, so there is no way in heck, he can play a 14-year-old! i will hate james patterson forever. its bad enough that catherine hardwicke is directing it, because she totally bombed twilight! if someone else directed twilight, it would’ve been just a little less vomit-inducing. and yeah, i know this sounded mean… thats because it IS mean. and i dont giv a dang

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