It turns out that may not necessarily be the case.
The information we got about this came to us from Nikki Finke over at Deadline Hollywood Daily. Nikki is usually very in-the-know when it comes to the back door dealings of Tinseltown studios. However, Russ Fischer over at CHUD says it ain't so, and all of this is starting to sound like a bunch of high school sophomores talking about who's dating who:
Turns out that Patrick Goldstein from the LA Times today had lunch with Erik Feig, Summit's head of production, and the story isn't true. "The 'Eclipse' directing job hasn’t been offered to Juan Antonio or anyone else," said Feig. "We’ve met with three or four talented filmmakers and we’ll be meeting with three or four more other candidates before we make any decision. No one has been offered the job."
And my interest in reporting anything more on this non-news story ends here.