Monday, December 8, 2008

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.

Hmmm.

3 comments:

bookishheather said...

I'm not sure how I feel about this; on the one hand, it's exciting to think that everything will be done quickly and so we (as viewers) get our twilight fix faster; on the other hand, I hope it gets done (right) and I'm not sure that that can happen when you are filming two for one.

Anonymous said...

They did this with Lord of the Rings. It saves money and keeps the actors from aging beyond their roles. Also, they can end New Moon and begin Eclipse in a way that allows for a smooth transition between the 2 movies. It's all good, provided that the director & the screenplay are good. Crossing fingers.

letterstorob said...

a new director could totally take this to the next level! im excited but hope they do it right with amazing CGI... no need to rush stuff Summit, we love the movies and will wait till everything is done RIGHT!