Summit has just announced in a press release the new director for "New Moon."
Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Production, said in the release, "We love Stephenie Meyer’s fantastic 'Twilight' series. Thinking long and hard about how to turn New Moon into the amazing movie we know it will be, and working with Stephenie Meyer to find the right candidate, we are thrilled to announce Chris Weitz as director of the film. Chris very much understands the world of New Moon and has the skill set required to bring the book to glorious life as a movie. We think he will be an excellent steward of Stephenie Meyer’s vision.”
Weitz's other films that he directed include "American Pie," "About a Boy" and "The Golden Compass."
“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.”
According to Rope of Silicon, "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 with rumors pointing to a November 20, 2009 release."
Do you believe that Weitz is the right director for "New Moon?" Was it right to switch from a female director to a male director?
More news to come! Catch ya' later!