Depending on what Roman Polanski's future looks like, The Ghost Writer (formerly known simply as The Ghost) could be his last film. The Oscar-winning filmmaker may eventually be extradited to the U.S. and ultimately be sent to prison for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. And that would potentially put an end to his directing career. As for his latest film, which he's been able to complete despite being held in a Swiss jail since his arrest in September, will definitely be coming to America courtesy of Summit Entertainment.

The distributor, best known for putting out the Twilight movies, will release the thriller in North America in early 2010. Summit had already been involved with the film as a sales agent and has worked with Polanski as such previously. But after seeing a cut of the film recently in Paris, the company's co-chairmen decided to distribute the film themselves.

"[Polanski] once again has proven himself as one of the world's most talented filmmakers and master of suspense creating a very modern thriller," they said in a joint statement. "And we look forward to sharing this film with North American audiences."
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