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.
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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.