Catherine Hardwicke Not Directing ‘Twilight’ Sequel
In news you may or may not care about, “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke got the boot so she will not be the big boss when it comes to making, “New Moon.”
The movie studio released the following statement: “Summit Entertainment and director Catherine Hardwicke jointly announced today that the filmmaker will not be directing the next installment in the newly minted Twilight film franchise. Summit’s targeted end of 2009 or early 2010 release of the film, NEW MOON, does not work with Ms. Hardwicke’s required prep time to bring her vision of the film to the big screen. Thus as has been done before with many successful film franchises, the studio will employ a new director for New Moon. 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.”
OMG visions can’t be rushed, guys. But maybe they need to get ish done before Robert Pattinson develops a receding hairline or something. Who knows.
Any thoughts on this? Anyone really like what she did with the movie? Who would you like to see directing in her place?
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