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New Director for Twilight Sequel

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Director Catherine Hardwicke won't be coming back to do the Twilight sequel, New Moon, according to Variety.

It was a timing issue, says the report.

The studio wants to rush the movie out in 2009 and wasn't willing to give Hardwicke the time that she wanted to develop the sequel script.

In a statement, Hardwicke said, "I am sorry that due to timing I will not have the opportunity to direct 'New Moon'. Directing 'Twilight' has been one of the great experiences of my life, and I am grateful to the fans for their passionate support of the film. I wish everyone at Summit the best with the sequel — it is a great story."

And the studio issued this statement, "Catherine did an incredible job in helping us to launch the 'Twilight' franchise, and we thank her for all of her efforts and we very much hope to work with her on future Summit projects. We as a studio have a mandate to bring the next installment in the franchise to the big screen in a timely fashion so that fans can get more of Edward, Bella and all of the characters that Stephenie Meyer has created. We are able to pursue an aggressive time frame as we have the luxury of only adapting the novels into screenplays as opposed to having to create a storyline from scratch."

No one's getting in the way of pumping money out (as quickly as possible!) of the Twilight machine!

But, Miz Hardwick walks away with this amazing feat — she delivered the biggest opening weekend ever for a woman with Twilight. Congrats!

[Image via WENN.]

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107 comments to “New Director for Twilight Sequel”

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  1. 101

    Maybe the new director will actually keep the characters like they're SUPPOSED to be! Edward in the book and Edward in the movie were polar opposites, and they really could have picked some one OTHER than Kristen Stewart. She was horrible.

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  3. jg5 says – reply to this


    good! hopefully they'll replace kristen stewart, too. it's too bad that ashley greene didn't get the part of bella, although she is great as alice. i just HATE kristen stewart! blah

  4. 104

    no way

  5. 105

    now we dont have to wait 2010

  6. 106

    oh boohoo she looks like such a dyke

  7. 107

    Hardwick did a great job, but they had a low budget to follow, Hardwick was the one to push the script as close to the book as possible. I'm not trying to be sexist but I think a female director would be better for this type of movie(Romance) because males aren't really good with translating romance. I do not think New Moon will be as popular for Edward fans because it directs more attention to Jacob and Bella. Beside if Summit want to rush such a big and complicated project be the end of 2009, I bet it wont be as good. For those who think Twilight wasn't good and didn't reach its full potential, you are right, because it was rushed and choppy at times. Rushed because there was a date it was supposed to come out , it is pressurizing to complete such a big thing in such a short period, it was chopy because it was 498 page book made into a 2 hour film, some scenes would need cramming together. I think there were some really good scenes of the movie but there was also some not as good parts that people who haven't read the book wouldn't understand once again because some parts were crammed together and left not explained.

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