The director of the hit movie "Twilight,’ Catherine Hardwicke, is in talks to direct a pilot for ABC, reports Nellie Andreeva of Deadline.com
The project is most unusal as well: a series based on Shakespeare’s "Romeo & Juliet."
Movie producers Todd Garner of "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" and Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen of the "Twilight" films are behind the TV adaptation, the article notes. "World Trade Center" writer Andrea Berloff is working on the project, it adds. While there have been about 40 movie versions of "Romeo & Juliet," there hasn’t been a single television series based on the play, the article says.