Summit to Spend its Twilight Money on Roman Polanski
Now that Summit's flush with the New Moon cash it pulled in from women across the globe, how does the studio plan to spend it? Here's one way: by picking up Roman Polanski's barely completed The Ghost Writer (formerly just The Ghost) for distribution during the first half of 2010. Is this fair play for all the women who lusted after an underage Taylor Lautner? Here's are the salient points of the just-out press release:
The movie thriller tells the story of a former British Prime Minister, Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), who is holed up on an island off the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. in midwinter, writing his memoirs. When his long-standing aide drowns, a professional ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) is sent out to help him finish the book. The anonymous ghost writer is quickly drawn into a political and sexual intrigue involving Lang's wife, Ruth (Olivia Williams) and his aide (Kim Cattrall). Hanging over Lang is the threat of a war crimes trial and a mysterious secret from his past that threatens to jeopardize international relations. The cast also includes Jim Belushi, Robert Pugh and Tom Wilkinson. Alexandre Desplat scored the film.
In a joint statement, Summit Entertainment Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said, "We had the good fortune to recently screen THE GHOST WRITER in Paris and were amazed at the film Roman and his team have created. He once again has proven himself as one of the world's most talented filmmakers and master of suspense creating a very modern thriller and we look forward to sharing this film with North American audiences."
It's like Paranormal Activity's "You Demanded It!" campaign, only teenage girls had no idea what they were getting into! This would be the time where Kristen Stewart bites her lip and uneasily brushes back her hair.