Chris Weitz Directing Twilight's New Moon Sequel
After news hit a week ago that director Catherine Hardwicke wouldn't return for Summit's two Twilight sequels, fans were anxiously questioning who might best be able to fill her shoes. Well, Deadline Hollywood confirms that the early rumors were right - Chris Weitz, of the failed Golden Compass film, has officially signed on to direct New Moon, the second Twilight book in Stephenie Meyer's series. Apparently the offer went to Weitz "in part because he's a longtime pal of Summit's president of production." Now it all makes sense. And ever since Golden Compass failed miserably, Weitz has been somewhat off the radar.
In case you might've forgotten, New Moon was greenlit the weekend that Twilight opened to the tune of $70 million. Since then, however, all sorts of dirty behind-the-scenes stories and rumors have come out about things like the salary for the film's two stars and obviously Hardwicke's supposed "fights" with the studio. Considering I don't care much about the Twilight franchise, I'm not that invested in who thy get as a director. And if what happened to Golden Compass is any indication, than I hope that Chris Weitz also destroys this franchise as well. Sorry all you Twilight fans, but I don't want to see any more sequels.