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Dakota Fanning In New Moon?

E! Online is reporting a rumor that Dakota Fanning is in talks to play Jane in New Moon, the upcoming sequel to the successful first installment Twilight.

New Moon, directed by Chris Weitz, hits theaters on November 20, 2009.

Taylor Lautner Reprising His Role in Twilight Sequel, New Moon

The rumors that Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black) would be replaced for New Moon, the sequel to Summit Entertainment’s Twilight, have turned out to be false.  The studio and new director Chris Weitz announced today that Lautner would be reprising his role as the character:

Weitz noted there has been speculation about whether Lautner could […]

New Moon Release Date Set; Transformers 3 in 2011?

Summit Entertainment has announced that New Moon will be released on November 20, 2009.  Dark Horizons is also reporting that German release schedules are showing a July 29, 2011 release date for Transformers 3.  The date doesn’t seem too far-fetched, considering the first film was released on June 27, 2009 and the second will […]

Chris Weitz to Direct New Moon

Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Chris Weitz has been hired to direct New Moon, the sequel to the studio’s highly successful film Twilight. Chris Weitz replaces Catherine Hardwicke, who Summit announced last week would not be continuing with the franchise.  The announcement was made by  Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Production.

“We love […]

Catherine Hardwicke Not Directing New Moon, Summit Searching for New Director

catherinehardwicke-120508Summit Entertainment has announced that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is leaving the franchise and will not be directing the sequel, New Moon (scheduled for release sometime between the end of 2009 and early 2010).

While the joint press release, read it in full after the jump, reveals that the decision was made due to timing issues with Hardwicke, Nikki Finke of DeadlineHollywoodDaily reports that Hardwicke was “difficult” and “irrational” during the making of the film, with one of her contacts saying:

“Summit didn’t like her. They’re saying the DP [director of photography] Elliot Davis is the one responsible for the film’s sumptuous visual look, that the editor Nancy Richardson had to save the film in post-production, and Summit thought Hardwicke’s [CAA] agent Beth Swofford was alternately ineffectual and hysterical.”

Well, that may have been all true, but I don’t see why they make the announcement now in the middle of the European press tour, a tour in which Hardwicke is–and will continue–participating in.

The full release follows after the jump.

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Catherine Hardwick Talks Twilight Sequel, New Moon

Twilight director Catherine Hardwick chatted with ShockTillYouDrop.com about the followup to the successful film, New Moon.  Here’s a little bit of what she had to say:

Shock: Is there an element of the second book you’re especially intrigued or excited by, as far as bringing it to life on screen?

Hardwicke: New […]

Twilight Grosses $69.6 million; Summit Announces New Moon Sequel

After an impressive opening weekend for Twilight–$69.4 million–that beat industry expectations, Summit Entertainment has officially announced that they are moving forward with its sequel, New Moon.  The studio may also decide to film New Moon and its sequel Eclipse back-to-back to save on costs.

Author Stephenie Meyer: “I don’t think any other author has […]

Twilight Sequels May be shot back-to-back

One of the most buzzed about films scheduled to release this year is Twilight, the first book in a series of novels about vampires from Stephanie Meyer.  The film has just recently entered post production and hits theaters on December 12th, but the filmmakers are already talking about the possibility of shooting the sequels back-to-back.  Details after the jump, plus a new photo.

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