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Chris Weitz Confirmed for "Twilight" Sequel

Posted: December 15th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Chris Weitz Confirmed for "Twilight" SequelSubmit Comment
As expected, Summit Entertainment has selected Chris Weitz to direct the second film in the "Twilight" franchise. The movie, entitled "New Moon," is based on the second book in author Stephenie Meyer's book series.

"I am honored to have been entrusted with shepherding 'New Moon' from the page to the screen," said Weitz. "The extraordinary world that Stephenie has created has millions of fans, and it will be my duty to protect on their behalf the characters, themes and story they love. This is not a task to be taken lightly, and I will put every effort into realizing a beautiful film to stand alongside a beautiful book."

Weitz previously penned "About a Boy," which led to an Academy Award Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2002, and adapted and directed "The Golden Compass," which was nominated for two Academy Awards and won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Additionally, Weitz co-wrote the 1998 animated film "Antz" and went on to produce the major box office success "American Pie" and executive produced the film's two theatrical sequels.

In "New Moon," Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.

Production on "New Moon" is scheduled to begin in the coming months and the studio is planning to release the film towards the end of 2009 or early 2010.

Source: Summit Entertainment


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kidmerchantfourth5665 writes:
on December 14th, 2008 at 5:29:28 PM

wicked!
Schwasted writes:
on December 14th, 2008 at 8:58:07 PM

What a tool. "It will be my duty to protect..." Hahaha
meanmonkey22 writes:
on December 15th, 2008 at 7:27:03 PM

Changing the director won't stop the sh*tty story and horrible acting from ruining the movie.

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