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Confirmed: Taylor Lautner reprising role for Jacob Black in “New Moon”!!!!!!

Director Chris Weitz who is helming “New Moon”, the Twilight sequel, announced Taylor Launter will be reprising his role as Jacob Black. At first, Summit Entertainment were trying to decide whether or not they should have Taylor return as Jacob Black, but it was said that Stephenie Meyer first brought up the decision. She talked Chris Weitz into signing Taylor.

From Stephenie Meyer’s official website:


Great news!! I thought Taylor made a perfect Jacob Black and don’t see that character being replaced. Taylor should play Jacob in all 4 Twilight movies. Kudos for Stephenie for saving Taylor’s job!! That shows how cool she really is!


Confirmed: “New Moon” to be released Nov. 20th, 2009…

Summit Entertaintment already confirmed a release date to “New Moon” which will be directed by Chris Weitz, Melissa Rosenberg wrote the script. The film is confirmed for a release date of Nov. 20th. Due to no new “Harry Potter” film being released around Thanksgiving in 2009, this gave “New Moon” the opportunity to get another November date again as they did with the first movie, “Twilight”, was released November 21st earlier this year.

Hopefully the Nov. 20th, 2009 date is set in stone, because it’s possible there could be push backs if Chris Weitz doesn’t finish the movie in time. I hope Chris does a good job with it, I hope he stays true to the novel ’cause I feel that “New Moon” is better than the first. If you read the book, “New Moon”, it stays away from the romance, so there will be more thrills and chills in the next one. “New Moon” will be more violent too. Will it get a PG-13 rating because of it? Who knows.

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Confirmed: Chris Weitz to direct “New Moon”…official…

“The Golden Compass” director, Chris Weitz, has signed with Summit Entertainment to direct “New Moon”, the sequel to “Twilight”. This means it is official. He is the next director, replacing Catherine Hardwicke.

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I have mixed feelings about this, I don’t like the director choice. I do like the idea of a man directing the next Twilight movie though, I wish Summit would take their time, finding the right director. “The Golden Compass” was a terrible failure and that film didn’t look good at all. Weitz will probably fuck up “New Moon” too. I hope he makes the sequel better than the first but I doubt it.


Report: Chris Weitz been offered to direct “New Moon” by Summit Entertainment…

Summit Entertainment is not wasting any time trying to find a director replacement for “New Moon”. Summit Entertainment offered film director Chris Weitz an opportunity to direct the “Twilight” sequel. He is the director of such films as “The Golden Compass”, the first “American Pie” comedy film, and “About a Boy”.

More on it here:


I don’t like the director choice. I hope he turns it down and Summit finds a better choice. I still say go for either M. Night Shyamalan or Sam Raimi. Either of those two guys would improve the Twilight series for everyone to see it.


BREAKING NEWS: Catherine Hardwicke WILL NOT direct “New Moon”!!!

Female director; Catherine Hardwicke, who directed “Twilight”, has parted ways with Summit Entertainment, that she will NOT direct the sequel, “New Moon”. Although, the film was very successful and pulled in $138.6 million, the reason for Hardwicke not doing the next film is that she wanted to rush it. She wanted the film done quickly. Summit Entertainment did not want that.

Summit wanted to take their time with the sequel “New Moon” because the next one will require a lot of CGI work, due to the werewolves being the main thing about the film. Summit did not fire her. They do not have any negative grudges. It was a decision agreed with the both of them.

Melissa Rosenberg; however, is still the writer.

Read more on the story here at Variety:


This is great news actually. While I did like the “Twilight” film, I’ll admit that the film still needed a lot of work and I felt it was rushed.

They should get a male director for the next one. They should get a horror director that knows a lot about vampires and werewolves since “New Moon” will have both.

Summit should give “New Moon” to M. Night Shyamalan to direct. You know that director for “The Sixth Sense”, “Unbreakable” and “Signs”? Sam Raimi isn’t a bad choice either.

Give the Twilight series to a really good male director to improve the franchise. Especially if they’re going to use a lot of CGI for “New Moon” like they said, getting a male director is the best thing to do. Male directors know the CGI stuff more than the women directors.

Looking forward to see who the director is going to be.  Hope it’s somebody good! I hope they don’t give it to Bret Ratner, that’s what I’m worried about.


Report: “New Moon” sequel to “Twilight” to start filming this coming March…

Kristen Stewart revealed on a interview with Ryan Seacrest on his radioshow that the film makers of “Twilight” will start filming the sequel “New Moon” right away this coming March. Summit Entertainment announced a sequel is greenlighted, a script has been written already, and the cast from the first movie is still on board for a sequel, so they aren’t wasting any time and getting right to work.

They will film the “New Moon” movie in Italy because most of the book was taken place there.

More on it here:


Glad they are getting right to work on the sequel. We’ll probably get an early 2011 release for “New Moon”. The second story gets better and more interesting than the first.


Report: “Twilight” sequel already greenlighted, next one will be titled “New Moon”…

Summit Entertainment has already greenlighted the sequel to the highly successful “Twilight” which the next film will be titled “New Moon”, the second book of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are already set to return to the sequel as well.

“New Moon” centers on Edward Cullen leaving Bella Swan for a long period of time in order to keep her safe and unharmed from other vampires. While he is gone, Bella becomes best friends with Jacob Black which she discovered that he is a werewolf. There will be werewolves in the next sequel. We will see more of Jacob Black and less Edward Cullen.

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I’m glad a sequel is in the works this soon. “New Moon” to get either a 2010 or 2011 release? Looks it.

Congrats to Stephenie Meyer.


Book Review: “New Moon” by Stephenie Meyer…

I’ve just finished reading “New Moon” part 2 of 4 of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer this afternoon.

The story of this one revolves around a young Bella Swan who celebrates her birthday with the Cullen family, a vampire family who is the family of Edward Cullen. Bella accidently cuts her finger on a piece of paper which she starts bleeding. A new member of the Cullen family, Jasper, attacks Bella after he noticed he couldn’t stop thirsting for human blood.

Edward Cullen, Bella’s vampire boyfriend, then finally realizes that he is too dangerous to be around her. So Edward basically leaves her and he isn’t in the novel for mostly the whole story. Edward is only in the beggining and toward the end of the novel. Bella meets a new friend named Jacob Black, who helps Bella made a motorcycle get working again. She wanted to get a motorcycle working and learn how to drive one so she can travel around and find Edward. Jacob kept a dark secret from Bella, she later then discovered that Jacob is a werewolf. Jacob introduced Bella a group of friends which they are his pack of other werewolves, they enjoy cliff diving.

Later in the novel, Bella tries to go cliff diving herself, Jacob saved her life. Edward thought she was dead from the cliff diving incident so Edward travels to Italy to see the Volturi, a group of peace keeping vampires who are able to kill Edward. Bella and her vampire friend Alice, travel to Italy to stop Edward to save his life in return. The book once again ends (without giving any major spoilers) with speculation whether Bella will turn herself into a vampire. Does she turn into a vampire this time?

As far as my thoughts on “New Moon” goes. Not as good “Twilight” the first one but still a good read. I like the mix of werewolves and vampires. There are quite a bit of shocking twists and turns toward the end that I liked. While the novel is aimed directly at the teenage generation, there is still a little more violence, blood and the gore is starting to kick in some. I really liked the novel.

Stephenie Meyer, great writer. It’s great to finally read a vampire story that is different than all the others. Many vampire stories are all about evil and turning other people into vampires, but the Twilight series is a different thing. The Twilight series are aimed at young adults, but hey, isn’t the Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter are aimed at young adults too? Yep. You’re never too old to read these things.

Score for “New Moon” by Stephenie Meyer = *** (3 stars as in good)