Admittedly, Drew's directorial experience was very limited and the task of directing the action heavy Eclipse eventually went to David Slade best known for the gritty Hard Candy and the gory 30 Days of Night.
Barrymore however doesn't seem to be too upset by this news. At least she won't have to deal with the inevitable wrath of the twi-hards who are guaranteed to be upset with any director who dares to veer off the plot of the book for even a second. In addition to starting work on Going the Distance with sometimes boyfriend Justin Long in Brooklyn, she is also putting the final touches on her directorial debut - a movie I can't wait to see - Whip it!
This movie looks amazing. Ellen Page, Roller Derby, Kristen Wiig, Roller Derby, Juliette Lewis and did I mention Roller Derby? Squee!!!! There is Roller Derby in Vancity. I really need to check it out! Whip It! is due to open in October. Until then, enjoy the trailer and Whip it good!