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Time to get hustling on the Twilight sequel, New Moon.

Part two of the franchise remains un-helmed since Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke's departure, but with a tentative release date set for November 20th, 2009, whoever ends up coming onto the project would have to be in Vancouver by December 15th to prepare for a mid-March production start date.

The mad rush to feed off of Twilight's franchise potential may only exacerbate some of the problems that have already arisen for New Moon.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the fledgling Summit studio does not want to re-hire "baby-faced" Taylor Lautner as Jacob. They don't think he has what it takes to play the werewolf love interest/lead in New Moon.

And, in a desperate attempt to keep the role, Lautner's agent has reached out to the special effects people who did Brad Pitt's new Benjamin Button film to see what wizardry they could do to bulk up Taylor.

Another obstacle is finding Native American actors to portray Jacob's werewolf clan, which was difficult in the first film. Lautner himself is not completely Native American.

With only a slightly increased budget of $50 million and breakout lead actors to pay more, shoots in Italy, and shiny new special effects, Summit is going to have to cut corners somewhere.

Rumor has it that Summit has approached Golden Compass' Chris Weitz to direct.

Inside sources say that Hardwicke would have loved to direct the Twilight sequel, if given the license to take her time to make it better than the first, but "it ­became clear that Summit didn’t have those same priorities."

It all sounds like Summit is setting up its Twilight franchise for a sloppy sequel in order to cash in as quickly as possible on its box-office-busting success.

Despite all the dramz, brutal production timeline, and potential for total crap filmmaking, Summit shouldn't have a problem nailing a director soon because, as an insider put it, "We are in a recession. It’s a hit franchise. Whoever steps into it is guaranteed a $100 million gross. Everyone wants this movie."

An executive at another studio added, "You’d have to have a very high standard for art, hate the movie business, and hate ­money to walk off this sequel."

So is Hardwicke an idiot or just trying to avoid an embarrassing cinematic failure?

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  1. 401

    So, I'll be super pissed if they get rid of Taylor. He seemed really excited to finally get a role in a big movie, it'll be really sad if they do fire him :(
    & I can promise I won't go see New Moon if they do.
    I'm also sure that special effects, make-up, and whatever else will do it's part to make Taylor more like Jacob is described in the book.
    So stop throwing bitch fits, people :)



  2. 402

    i love Taylor as Jacob Black!
    but if they want a new actor…Steven Strait. my gad! :) ) haha.

    I mean, it would be more ideal (in my opinion) for Taylor to play the younger Jacob (before he turns into a werewolf and joins the Pack) and then Steven Strait can play the 'the Pack" version of Jake. :P



  3. 403

    if they fire him twilight and new moon and all the rest of the saga is fuckinnnnnnnnnnn screwwedddd!!!!!!



  4. 404

    screwweddd



  5. 405

    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum… UPDATES??? perez wtf… its been like 3 days.. i need a reason to procrastinate, help



  6. 406

    YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR RABBIT ASS MIND!!! IF YOU THINK ANYONE COULD REPLACE TAYLOR AS JACOB IT'S LIKE REPLACING SPONGEBOB'S VOICE WITH WHITNEY HOUSTONS'S. YOU JUST DON'T DO IT! I SAY WE GO ON STRIKE IF THIS HAPPENS. YOU MIGHT AS WELL REPLACE THE KRISTEN STEWART, BECAUSE SHE SUCKS MONKEY BALLS. I COULD PLAY BELLA BETTER THAN HER.

    PEACE



  7. 407

    Re: andisawsparks – Catherine Hardwicke's directing is HARDLY unique and artsy. She didn't even depict the love Bella has for Edward correctly. I think it was a good business decision taking her out of the Twilight team. If anything new moon will be ten times better than twilight because she isn't directing anymore.
    As for Taylor Lautner, well he is pretty to look at so i think that's reason enough to keep him in the movie. If they take him out of the movies, then it will definitely bite them in the ass later (like you said).



  8. 408

    … reaaaaaaaaaaaally… wheeeeeeere are the updates, whatt am i missing?



  9. 409

    taylor is the perfect jacob. they would be making a HUGE mistake replacing him.



  10. 410

    D:



  11. 411

    Yyaawwnnnnn…….



  12. 412

    He is such a cutie face boy. In a good way.



  13. 413

    keep taylor!!!!!!!!!11
    or cast steven straight because he looks a lot like him
    please i love jacob more than life itself!!!!!!!!!!



  14. 414

    i thought lautner was ok for twilight (i thought he was suppose to be cuter though) but i do think he looks to young and is not buff enough to be in new moon. but i think they are gonna have that problem with eclipse and breaking dawn because jacob just keeps getting bigger n bigger (mario lopez or the rock) lmfao hahahahaaaaaa



  15. 415

    i believe in him. I think that they should let him try it and see his potential. I'm sure he will grow. And i seriously thought that Taylor was so much older than bella anyway (this was when i hadn't read the book and was just going on image) so i think he looks mature enough. Ah well… what can u do as long as they keep my lover RPatz who i have been a loyal fan to since Harry Potter 4 (LOL), im good.



  16. 416

    taylor is such a good jacob!
    jacob fans will be pissed if he is going to be replaced!



  17. 417

    This llittle Indian boy needs to come on home and live with me.



  18. 418

    OK YEA THE DIRECTOR OF NEW MOON WOULD BE REALLLLY HATED BY EVERY TEENAGE GIRL INCLUDING ME IF HE DOESNT PICK TAYLOR…..
    JACOB BLACK WONT BE THE SAME WITHOUT TAYLOR…!!!

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