Chris Weitz Directing Twilight Sequel?Meh
According to DeadlineHollywood word is circulating that Golden Compass writer and director will be directing the upcomnig TWILIGHT sequels. I never watched Golden Compass since it interested me even less then twilight so I really can not say if this is a good director choice or bad. We all know that Twilight sequels have been greenlit and according to ActingAuditions Twilight New Moon and Twilight Eclipse may in fact get shot back to back;
Summit Entertainment has started preparing the sequel New Moon, based on Stephenie Meyer’s second book in the series, and to contain costs, the studio is filming the third book, Eclipse, back to back using the same new director.
On Sunday, December 7th, Summit Entertainment confirmed that Catherine Hardwicke will not direct the films New Moon or Eclipse. Filming begins on New Moon in March, 2009, and will continue right through completion of Eclipse.
Intersting news and definitely from a cost stand point it would save the studio time and money to film the two movies back to back. One problem that can arise from doing this is if the studio is not pleased with the directors job on Part 2, you cant really do much about it if Part 3 has already been shot as well.