Chris Weitz May See New Moon
Mon, 15 Dec 2008 11:17:58
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Chris Weitz is currently negotiating to direct New Moon, the sequel to Twilight. While Summit Entertainment would not readily confirm the news, it's said that the director is close to sealing the deal. It was announced last week that Catherine Hardwicke, who made history when Twilight enjoyed the largest opening weekend gross by a female director, would not be returning to the franchise to direct the follow-up. Lack of prep time and a creative difference with producers over the film's direction were cited as the main reasons for Hardwicke's exit.
Weitz's prior film credits include producing American Pie and directing the fantasy The Golden Compass. Summit is also expected to increase the budget for New Moon.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff