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The makers of Twilight, Summit Entertainment, has reportedly offered the sequel director job to Chris Weitz.

In addition to directing About a Boy, Weitz was also one of the producers of American Pie.

Hollywood insiders say Weitz scored the big job because he's super good friends with Summit's president of production, Eric Feig.

It's nice to have friends in high places!

Summit also reportedly liked the job he did directing The Golden Compass, that Nicole Kidman film no one saw.

You're taking on a dangerous job, Chris.

If you eff the movie up you'll have an army of teenage girls out for your blood.

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100 comments to “About A Boy Director Offered Twilight Sequel Job”



  1. 1

    All about who you know and who's fucking your ass!



  2. 2

    im so horny today



  3. 3

    Wow, I am starting to hate Summit more and more.



  4. 4

    *yawns!!



  5. 5

    Bye LETTY, you stupid TWOT!!!!!



  6. 6

    LETTY- Stinky one at that!!!!



  7. 7

    he MUST do a perfect movie



  8. 8

    Re: SWEETPIECE VP OP of D.I.S.S. – so true…..hahahaha



  9. 9

    this guy doesn't seem like the kind of guy who can grasp the whole twilight feel the movies should have.
    Catherine had that enthusiasm that was totally needed for twilight. I just think this guy would give the movies completely different feels



  10. 10

    oh and he hasn't even directed a lot of movies. What, 5? I don't think that's enough for how much is riding on this guy's shoulders



  11. 11

    I AM A HUGEE TWILIGHT FAN
    AND I DONT THIINK THAT THEY WOULD PICK SOMEONE JUST BECAUSE HE IS FRIENDS WITH SOMEONE AT SUMMIT

    NOW THEY HAVE SUCH A BAD DIRECTURE DOING THE SECOND ONE
    COME ONNNN HE DID THE COLDEN COMPASS , THAT MOVIE WAS HORABLE !!

    IF NEW MOON IS NOT GOING TO EXCED EXPECTATIONS THEN HE SHOULD BE FIRED AT ONCE BECAUSE ITS NOT FAIR TO RUIN THE REST OF THE SERIES !!!!!!!!!!!



  12. 12

    ohmygod , WHAT ?!



  13. 13

    So basically they chose a director who lacks any sort of experience with directing the kind of film they have before them.. AWESOME! It's nice that because he's a "super good friend" of the President of Production, he could possibly be jeopardizing the quality of what could be a HUGE franchise if done properly.. RP is the ONLY thing that's going to keep pulling in the "moolah"- I wish Twilight would just fall off the face of the earth, I don't even think RP is attractive, the acting in the last movie was atrocious, and Summit is just going to continue fucking EVERYONE..



  14. 14

    He is missing a piece of his ear.



  15. 15

    oh…my

  16. Crock says – reply to this


    16

    This sucks! Twilight is going to go to shit! Summit better start digging their grave now!



  17. 17

    He did the Golden Compass? I loved that book and they effed up the movie!!! Seriously, if he effs this up its not gonna look so good.

  18. mday says – reply to this


    18

    i would SO RATHER HAVE catherine. just sayin



  19. 19

    seriously?

  20. mday says – reply to this


    20

    seriously, the problem was the horrid script. replase the writter for the love of god. twilight was only good because of catherine's choices in acting. the script was b.s. i loved the movie, but hated the writing and the way they added the fishing/boat scene. the book is so easy to write into a script and that beotch is making it into buffy, ick! bring catherine back and get rid of the writter, pleaseeeee!



  21. 21

    WTF? they chose the guy responsible for the epic fail that is The Golden Compass? Wow. He totally butchered that movie and can't do fantasy for shit. These people are such retards.

  22. mday says – reply to this


    22

    they want this guy because he's already been on board with doing a shit version of a book….so he'll be willing to do another shit version of a great book and not complain. TEAM CATHERINE!



  23. 23

    if the eff-up new moon, i swear i'm sticking to the books



  24. 24

    I could care less who the director is. I think he will do a good job. I am more concerned about the screenwriter…they definitely should get a new one for the 2nd movie!!



  25. 25

    you'll have more than just teenagers out for your blood. i'm 21.



  26. 26

    THEY ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO FUCK THIS UP!

    How would have thought that the first director would not qualify to do the next movie because she wanted to take the time to make things better!

    What a concept….



  27. 27

    Twilight,star bright,You better make it right!!!!



  28. 28

    This will cause some shit because he is a man replacing a woman.



  29. 29

    All I can say is that New Moon is going to be a hard movie to perfect. I hope he does a fantastic job , if he gets the job. However, I'm a little sceptic that he won't give it the energy it deserves. Time will tell.
    Catherine was a good director for Twilight. Not the best, but good,
    They shouldn't just throw together New Moon like they did Twilight. New Moon is a huge part of the series. A lot of events happen that can't be cut out of the film.



  30. 30

    I loved the book the golden compass, but the movie was SUCH a joke. This guy will probably destroy New Moon as well.



  31. 31

    you can just LOOK @ this guy & know he's fucking up new moon. another director bites the dust. can't they just find someone that CAN make the book to movie transition?! i mean, really..how hard can it fucking be..especially now that they actually have a decent-sized budget.

  32. k-lee says – reply to this


    32

    WTF who is this guy? Noooooo!



  33. 33

    FUCKING summit. Golden Compass sucked ass. Summit sucks ass by extension. oh, and Chris–CHUCK AND BUCK sucked too!



  34. 34

    Re: witnie
    agreed



  35. 35

    Oh, and PS: FUCK Summit for not upping the budget on the sequel! What are they going to do for werewolf special effects? Buy Jacob a werewolf costume at Party City at the after halloween salw for 29,99? Cause I hear that's where effing Summit bought Edward's fucking sparkly dewdrops too!

  36. mday says – reply to this


    36

    Re: bklynkat23 – nope, that's the problem!!! the script has already been written by the same f*up that did the first one, catherine wasn't down with the new script and wanted to do some touch ups on it A LOT and Summit didn't have the time. I'd rather wait two years for decent than a few months for a suck version of my favorite book in the series. I don't care who directs it, i think catherine was right for it, but the problem is really the writting. end of story.



  37. 37

    *
    New Moon is gonna suck hard, not that it really matters. I mean twilight was awful, but still made a shitload of money
    *
    I'll probably go see it though just cos of Rpattz
    *

  38. mday says – reply to this


    38

    Re: lilnino – HAHAHAHA! loves it



  39. 39

    What?! No. No. No. No. No. There should be a director who has done movies that are respectable and that people actually saw! (At least it's a male director though. Male directors are always better. …as seen from the Twilight movie) And I guess it's good he knows how to work with special effects since he worked on the Golden Compass. Hopefully he won't mess up the next film. Summit is just not playing their cards right. psh.



  40. 40

    what!!! him???
    they should get the director from
    hmmm crazy beautiful!! i liked that movie :]
    or somethin like that, someone that will know how
    to show that passion n obsession that edward n bella
    have for each other



  41. 41

    SUMMIT SUCKS! THEY ARE RUINING THE FRANCHISE WITH THEIR GREED AND UTTER LACK OF INTEREST OF MAKING A QUALITY FRANCHISE. SO MANY OF US FANS HAVE SUPPORTED TWILIGHT, EVEN IF IT WASN'T THAT WELL DONE, WITH THE HOPE THEY WOULD ACTUALLY POUR MORE MONEY AND CARE INTO A SEQUEL. AND WHAT DO WE GET? CH FIRED CAUSE SHE DIDN'T WANT SHITTY SPECIAL FX NEXT TIME AROUND AND MORE PREP TIME. SUMMIT BETTER REALIZE THAT IF FANS DECIDE THEY ARE FUCKING WITH US, WE WON'T SUPPORT THE MOVIE NEXT TIME AROUND!



  42. 42

    ok…i don't know what people are going on about because About a Boy is a fantastic movie and if he directed it then i have faith he could successfully direct new moon and not fuck it up. so the golden compass movie was terrible…the book was stupid anyway



  43. 43

    Re: lilnino
    bahahaha



  44. 44

    ARE THEY CRAZY?!?! THIS IS BAD!!! REALLY BAD!! I mean, I don't know this guy's directing skills, but I do know that American Pie is REALLY REALLY STUPID and that Golden Compass did REALLY REALLY BADLY!! AHHH WHAT THE HELL IS SUMMIT DOING??!?!?!?!!!



  45. 45

    PIGEZ…YOU BITTER BABBOON…THE GOLDEN COMPASS DIDN'T DO WELL IN THE STATES BUT IT MADE NEARLY 400 MILLION WORLD WIDE….MAKING ITS STAR, NICOLE KIDMAN, VERY VIABLE TO PRODUCERS GLOBALLY. IT'S OBVIOUS YOU DESPERATELY WANT NICOLE KIDMAN'S CAREER TO FLOUNDER, BUT AS LONG AS SHE REMAINS POPULAR GLOBALLY (NOT JUST NATIONALLY) SHE'LL CONTINUE TO BE IN DEMAND…SO STOP SPREADING YOUR VULGAR LIES YOU FAT HOG.



  46. 46

    More than just teenagers will be out for his blood. there are plenty of adult women who will be right there.



  47. 47

    *takes deep breath* wow…ok…well, I am still not happy with this news…NOT AT ALL…but I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt and PRAY AND HOPE AND WISH that he does NOT mess this up!!! and yes, HE AND SUMMIT WILL HAVE MORE THAN TEENAGERS AFTER THEM IF THEY MESS UP NEW MOON! GOOD LUCK DUDE!



  48. 48

    honestly, the director was the major thing that bothered me about the first movie for the first one so any change is welcome really. bring it on. :)



  49. 49

    i think as long as he cant grasp the emotions between edward and bella
    and add more detail and less modern day shit.
    i think he will do a good job.

  50. Ulia says – reply to this


    50

    Golden Compass was VERY good, and it's a shame he didn't direct the first Twilight. I just hope my least fave of the Twilight book set, New Moon, is better then the first movie (which, book-wise, I loved).

    I wish they could just skim over book two and add three, then do a really spectacular 4.



  51. 51

    NO.

    God, can't anyone make the right decision when it comes to making these books into movies?????

    I'm so disappointed in Hollywood.



  52. 52

    What? No! Don't fuck it up bitch– or I'm going to fuck you up!!!



  53. 53

    oh, I love the movie about a boy…. isn't he married to Rachel Wietz???



  54. 54

    IM A HUGE TWILIGHT FAN AND I DONT THIINK THAT THEY WOULD PICK SOMEONE JUST BECAUSE HE IS FRIENDS WITH SOMEONE AT SUMMIT"

    BUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH……. YOU OBVIOUSLY NO NOTHING ABOUT HOW HOLLYWOOD ACTUALLY WORKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  55. 55

    He can’t fuck this up because the books are already fucked up…

  56. MP says – reply to this


    56

    I hated About A Boy. He seems to be more into producing than directing. I wish him luck…I don't think this job will be easy.



  57. 57

    the golden compass SUCKED because nicole kidman was in it…. i bet everything in that movie looks tight as shit (I didnt see it bc i heard it was horrible) directors aren't always to blame…. IE the screenwriter for twilight sucked…. they should replace whoever that idiot is…. i understand you have to add some stuff that wasn't in the book to make it flow visually on screen, but they shouldn't be adding in unnecessary scenes. especially in New Moon, they're best bet is to stick to the book as much as possible… im excited to see how the scenes with the Volturi look at the end :) I have faith in whatever director they pick, Summit is aware that this movie has to rock



  58. 58

    OK i have to say im sick and tited of ppl complaining about books being diffrent than the moive well duh! if I wanted to hear eveything word for word I would've have gotten the audio, now About a boy was done emotionally well and News moon needs also his work on the Goldon Compass director's cut was done well until New Line effed it up but. as a move as a whole It was done beautiful with CGI and NM needs that there are werewolves in the next movie could u imagine Catherine with doing that no offence to her and all. but come on! Also since he is a close friend he could get more money out of Summit which the Twilight saga needs that's the first plus and secondly he is a screenwriter as well so fire Mellisa I dont want no one who wrote Step Up to write New Moon



  59. 59

    omg this movie better not suck New Moon is gonna be a hard one
    i will murder someone!



  60. 60

    Ok, I have thought about it….and honestly, I will try to save anymore judgement until after I see if he gets the job and also what he does with the movie, BUT if he MESSES it up…all hell will break loose….just so you know…and not with just me….lol :)



  61. 61

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  62. 62

    i think he will do good. im just so glad shes not directing it! and i hope they get a new scriptwriter



  63. 63

    I just starting to like the twilight series and now that this guy is going to come and fuck up twilight..do you think to see New moon will be worth seeing now.Like I saw the Golden Compass and it sucked! Narnia looked better than that movie. I just hope this guy knows what he's up against~



  64. 64

    The Golden Compass is awesome actually! And About A Boy is a fucking hilarious movie. I think he will do a good job.



  65. 65

    Hmm well I wont pass any judgements until I see the New Moon trailer.

    Good luck, buddy because you will need it!



  66. 66

    i can not believe that they are choosing this guy!!!!!!!!!!
    the golden compass wasn't that great of a movie!!!!
    just because Summit wants the movie out soo soon they
    decided to get such a CRAPPY director because he is good
    friends with some high authority at Summit!!! this just
    blows. If Summit thinks that getting New Moon out in
    theaters faster would make us the fans happy there wrong!!!
    what would make us more happy is if the movie will/would
    be down RIGHT!!!! cause that is what is important to us
    I would think!!! I don't think he would capture everything
    that the book portarys like how director Catherine Hardwicke
    did. They needed to understand that she didn't want to be
    rushed into doin a movie so fast cause she wants the movie
    to be GREAT!!! i don't blame her she had a GREAT vision on
    how she directed Twilight and i think should would have done
    even a GREATER job with New Moon. I hope they don't hire
    this bimbo cause I think it would be A BIG MISTAKE!!!
    he needs to prove us wrong but i highly doubt he will!!!!
    sorry for the long rant im just pissed about it!!!



  67. 67

    Re: TexasVampire – Well Okay,I wont make any judgement until I see the movie,It's just I don't want the Twilight series to be ruined.The first one was great and just you know what happends when another director takes on such high blockbuster movie;but maybe we will be in for a treat..



  68. 68

    God help our favorite movie franchise. They are really going to screw it up now!!! They should've just like Catherine do it and give her more money for the production! Don't give it to some loser like this! SHIT!



  69. 69

    Stupid stupid stupid. Big name director please, at the very least, if we can't have Catherine Hardwicke back. Catherine did a fine job with Twilight and very obviously has a love and passion for the series. I understand she's not very experienced (although I love the movie she co-wrote/directed, Thirteen) but at least the dedication was there. Not saying this guy wouldn't be dedicated to his job, but I doubt he'd even give a shit about the story.



  70. 70

    As soon as I read "Weitz was also one of the producers for American Pie", that turned me off! NO! American Pie (though it is a classic), was immature and stupid! Don't do this to us, Summit!!

    They need to find someone who is just as, if not more, enthusiastic about the series than Hardwicke!



  71. 71

    He can't eff it up any worse than Hardwicke did. Yeesh!



  72. 72

    well said p



  73. 73

    they cant have a guy director though…
    he'll put in all the crappy action and leave out the character relationship development—which is wat twilight is all about!!!!



  74. 74

    Re: Ashlee – actually….he can.

  75. mday says – reply to this


    75

    Re: mixedUpdiva – that's the problem. they don't want to fire melissa because she already came up with a script in a matter of weeks she had a script for new moon done. catherine read the script and felt she needed it different, ie, the script sucked. do a google search and you'll see that people in the industry say it was the script for new moon that catherine wanted changed, they said no, it would take too much time to tweak the script that was already written and they want to just bust one off, sorry, but that's the way it is. SUCKS! take the time, spend the money, i don't care who directs, GET RID OF THE MELLISSA! Please



  76. 76

    I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST THIS GUY, BUT SUMMIT CAN KISS MY ASS. THEY GET A 70 MILLION WEEKEND OPENING, DUE TO US FANS, AND THEY STILL REFUSE TO UP THE BUDGET SO THAT POOR FUCKING EDWARD DOESN'T LOOK LIKE LEE MAJORS FROM THE MILLION DOLLAR MAN 1976 SPECIAL FX WISE? SUMMIT IS FULL OF ASSHOLES WHO JUST WANT TO CASH IN ON THE LOVE TWILIGHT FANS HAVE FOR THIS STORY, AND THEY SHOW NO INTEREST IN ACTUALLY TURNING THIS INTO A QUALITY FRANCHISE. FUCK 'EM!



  77. 77

    I don't think he should do it personally. I mean they should get someone with better films than that. not that I'm COMPLETELY hatin. but seriously… I think they could have picked someone better suited for the job.



  78. 78

    The ppl at Summit are a bunch of greedy twats IMO just because Twilight made 70 mill in one weekend doesn't mean the same would go for New Moon everything seems to be going to fast with all the changes they act like us fans buy into anything seriously also this director if he does the movie is a screenwritter and if he thinks the script is shit in which I hope he does then Mellisa is gone that's all I want right now!



  79. 79

    How can Summit commit such blasphemous acts? I mean they have a golden goose with the quad that is Twilight, Kristen, Robert and Catherine. Why ruin it with some mediocre out of work director. I mean American Pie. Like that is even at knee level with what Catherine made Twilight out to be.



  80. 80

    I am huge fan of the books but I gotta say the movie was HORRIBLE, at points not even watchable. Second time I watched it was slightly better and it went from Horrible to pretty bad….I still loved Rob in it though. Most likely when it comes out on DVD Im going to watch it with the sound off and just enjoy the hottness of Rob. At this point I think ANYONE is an upgrade from Catherine Hardwicke……guys she did not do an amazing job there is a reason why Twilight only has 40% rating with critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Catherine rapped Twilight and left it dead on the side of the road. I faith that New Moon wont suck as much as Twilight…..Golden Compass looked pretty and About a Boy was pretty damn good



  81. 81

    He'll definetly do a better job then the other chick, she wasn't very good.



  82. 82

    Hi FANS! I’ve been going through a lot of forums and it seems that some fans have a united front on picking a good director. So far there are two directors that a lot of fans agree about.

    A COLLABORATION OF LEN WISEMAN (Underworld and Underworld Evolution) AND JOSS WHEDON (Buffy and Angel Series)!!!!!

    They both have had experiences with creating love stories with action. They’ve both have made hit movies or TV series. I think both of them doing NEW MOON AND ECLIPSE WOULD BE AWESOME! The way WISEMAN brought out the love story of SELENE and MICHAEL from Underworld eventhough it was an action movie was awesome! He cared for their love story and made sure the audience would understand that. The way WHEDON showed the relationship of Buffy and Angel was great too and became really popular!

    IMAGINE… these two great minds who have a romantic side and action side could bring out our beloved stories to the big screen! BOTH OF THEM! I hope some of you will agree. Honestly, out of all the directors that were mentioned, they are the only two with enough experience on the whole forbidden love story and the whole action sequence.

    If you agree, please spread this to all other forums that you’ve read about so that if SUMMIT or Stephenie checks it they’ll hear our voice out.

    Thanks to all the fans who like me just wants to make sure our SAGA will receive its due justice to the big screen!



  83. 83

    i think Guillermo del Toro would be ideal to be the next director..



  84. 84

    if he ruins the film i will kick his ass to moon.
    or worse.



  85. 85

    That might actually be the funniest drawing yet, P Nasty. I laughed out loud when I saw it!



  86. 86

    May God help the man if he screws up!!! I also hear they will film New Moon and Eclipse back to back with Breaking Dawn shortly after. Should make for an interesting year.



  87. 87

    the golden compass grossed like $400 million so evidently some people saw it. ilove about a boy, american pie, err not so much



  88. 88

    Oh my god all you little girls annoy me. About a boy is a great film, it was better than Twilight. full stop. I can say that and I love Twilight. You're all so fucking judgemental, just calm down for a second yeah?? You all hated Robert Pattinson about 10 months a go, and in about 10 months you'll probably love this guy. You're all so fucking biased and prejudice, just give it a rest alright?



  89. 89

    I LIKED THE GOLDEN COMPASS! IM STILL WAITING FOR THE 2nd ONE…………….



  90. 90

    ewww nooooo. that's really dumb to fire a female and hire a ugly ghoul looking guy. the movies he has directed aren't even good.



  91. 91

    "American Pie" and "About A Boy" were great movies, but wasn't "The Golden Compass" a huge disappoint?

    I'm crossing my fingers, that if this guy gets the job, he will do a MUCH better job with New Moon.



  92. 92

    Re: Starequisite – EXACTLY! THANK YOU THANK YOU! FINALLY SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS! TWILIGHT WAS PURE SH!T …. what do you all mean Will ruin the Twilight saga? Catherine already did that! Unless this guy can turn back time and execute these pathetic excuses for actors [kristen stewart, robert pattinson] New moon is going to suck! no matter how much money you put into it if the main actors are out shined by the not so important ones like charlie, Emmett, jasper, etc. then the movie isn't going to do well. TWILIGHT THE MOVIE WAS HORRIFICALLY BAD! and the main actors…NO CHEMISTRY! they looked like 2 cousins kissing….it was doomed from the day they casted edward bella and the director Catherine



  93. 93

    But I thought Catherine Hardwicke was the director?
    Why are they changing her?
    Is it because the movie sucked? :P
    And people keep complaining about how the movies he's directed were crap, well just FYI so were the movies catherine hardwicke directed, some of them Ive never even heard of.
    Cuz quite honestly I don't think any director could actually make a good movie out of the twilight series,
    Also Bella's character sucks,
    kristen stewart's annoying as hell and a bit of a whiner,
    and shes the worst kind of role model for children, she smokes ciggs and dope,
    And thats who young twilight fans are looking up too? Niice.



  94. 94

    GOD IF HE DOES EFF UP NEW MOON I WILL B UP 2 GT HIS BLOOD N KILL HIM N RIP HIS THROAT OUT WITH MY FRIENDS 2!!



  95. 95

    ok…i liked about a boy…but the golden compass was an utter disaster! I mean…who knows what the guy would do…i liked catherine I HATED THE SCREENWRITER it was complete bullshit! the only thing that saved the movie was rob! let's face it, the movie wasn't that awesome…don't get me wrong but i had higher expectations for it! i've seen the movie loads of times just so that they'll give new moon more money…. i heard that the budget it's only $50 million! i don't think is enough for the special effects! i don't want to see another disaster like edward in the sun! oh well they better step up because i loved the feeling of new moon….it's my favorite book…even of it mean less rob! =[



  96. 96

    Jesus, since they've got a new Director, why don't they splurg and find a new Bella? I've seen more character in a paper bag.
    AND while they're at it, get a new screen-writer.

    Rob carried Twilight on his shoulders, his perfect shoulders, of course.
    also with help from the rest of the Cullen's, the mortal kids, and even Charlie was fab.

    oh and the pictures of Kristen smoking pot on her porch? So classy, no what would Charlie think about that.



  97. 97

    what happened to his ear??? LMAO…anyways
    they better not eff this up!!! Twilight was a disaster!!!



  98. 98

    He can handle the job, is not like he has to do an oscar worthy movie anyway. Catherine Hardwicke wasn't able to do it and she was a woman.
    I hope he'll come up with his own ideas when it comes to writing, beacuse Twilight made money despite a poor screenplay.
    i do belive men are better to make romance movies. I am a woman by the way…
    I hope he will do jusctice to Robert pattinson and kristen Stewart. it's all that matter from my poin of view.



  99. 99

    Re: kate10
    Nothing, some people are born like that. My hubby's got it too. LOL



  100. 100

    if he messes this movie up i fear that a war will start!