"Twilight" is a major successful film (and book) thanks to its fanbase and sequels have already been green lit.
According to Rope of Silicon, "Bill Zwecker at the Chicago Sun-Times reports its two leads, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, are set to take home $12 million each for 'New Moon' as Edward Cullen and Bella Swan."
Both actors only received $2 million for "Twilight," so a $10 million raise is pretty nice.
Also according to Rope of Silicon (based off the Sun-Times article), "Zwecker does point out how director Catherine Hardwicke is still unsigned and alludes to a quote Hardwicke gave the AP [Associated Press] saying, 'I want to be sure that [the second film is] going to be done right. I don’t want to rush into it. It’s not like ‘Friday, the 13th’ or ‘Halloween,’ you can’t just do it super fast and knock another one out.' Strangely enough that is exactly how they went into 'Twilight' as screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg only had five weeks to hammer out the script before the writer’s strike began. Rosenberg has been confirmed as returning to pen both New Moon and Eclipse, she is best known for her writing and producing duties on Showtime’s highly successful drama 'Dexter.'"
So will Catherine Hardwicke return as "New Moon" director? More news to come! Catch ya' later!