Channing Tatum Wanted For ‘Eclipse’ By ‘Twilight’ Screenwriter

Now that’s some casting I could sink my teeth into. Crickets. Sorry, I’m desperately in need of more coffee.

Twilight and New Moon screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg told E! Online this weekend, that she thinks that thinks Channing Tatum would be perfect to play bad-boy vampire Riley in Eclipse, the third in the four-book series.

“There’s a very big battle at the end with Riley, and I think Channing would do that so well. And there are some complexities to that character,” she adds. “He really is tragic. He’s a puppet for Victoria [bad-girl vampire played by Rachelle Lefevre]. So he has to break your heart a little bit at the end when he realizes that she doesn’t want him. Channing could do that beautifully.”

Rosenberg also has some good news for Robert Pattinson fans; while Edward Cullen, Pattinson’s character, isn’t in New Moon as much as he’s in the others, he’s going to be a hugh presence in Eclipse.

Rosenberg said. “He’s so present in her mind throughout the entire center of the book, so we really played off that, and it kept him alive in a slightly different way, but fans will feel it’s true to the book. You can’t have a Twilight without Rob Pattinson.”

This Channing thing needs to happen. Who wants to start a petition?