I first heard about this a week back from the wonderful Nikki Finke and her blog, Deadline Hollywood.
But it was a rumor then, and the only thing tying Chris Weitz to the film is his friendship with Summit president of production Eric Feig.
But now, it's confirmed!
Weitz who co-directed "American Pie" and "About a Boy" with his brother Paul (both movies I enjoyed), and who helmed "The Golden Compass" on his own (was missing the creative guidance of his brother in this film, Paul was credited as Executive Producer), is ready to helm "New Moon" and perhaps "Eclipse," if they shoot the sequels back to back.
He even wrote a letter!
But first, let's not forget Chris' drama in making "The Golden Compass." He resigned from that film, then changed his mind -- one could see that his heart was not fully in it.
Read all the drama about "The Golden Compass" here.
So the bottomline? Let's hope Chris takes his brother, Paul, with him, make this a strong, strong Weitz collaboration. Then, work closely with Stephanie Meyer to bring out the best and greatest elements from the two books, heck, maybe even for "Breaking Dawn," the fourth novel of the franchise.
Then, choose a great, insightful script that will showcase the wonderful relationships of the characters. To me, the "Twilight" franchise is more about their interesting relationships than vampires and werewolves. The supernatural aspects of the books become more relevant when the characters' connections with one another are drawn well.
So, keeping my fingers crossed, because I really hated the fact that I didn't like "Twilight" the movie. BECAUSE I REALLY WANTED TO LOVE THE FILM!
So once again, thanks to our friend Miss Finke, here's the letter that Chris Weitz is going to send to "Twilight" fans confirming his upcoming role as the director of "New Moon" and beyond!
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Yes, the adorable Hugh Jackman is set to host the 81st annual Academy Awards in February. The announcement was made today by executive producer Bill Condon and producer Laurence Mark.
Jackman is following the footsteps of previous Oscar host, Jon Stewart, who acted as the Oscar's moderator for the past two years.
Jackman is not a stranger to hosting awards shows. He hosted the Tony Awards in 2005.
So this may be exciting and intriguing, and the Oscars can certainly use the Sexiest Man Alive
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Miss Bettie Page conquered pop culture! Dozens of books and academic articles have been written about the most popular pin-up girl in the world!
There's also the film version of Miss Bettie's life called "The Notorious Bettie Page" starring Gretchen Mol.
Last night, the pop icon died in Los Angeles, after being placed on life support due to a heart attack. She never regained consciousness. She was 85.
But let's celebrate Miss Bettie's wonderful life!
Click here to read a glorious article about her, and then look below to see one of her many pin-up videos.!
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We've been blogging about this movie, gosh, since last January!
Well now, it's finally here. "The Day the Earth Stood Still," the remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic.
But is the remake better than the original?
Find out, by clicking our video player.
Now, repeat after me, KLAATU BARADA NIKTO!
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Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, "Revolutionary Road" to be Honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
"Revolutionary Road" is a powerful drama about two suburban couple looking for happiness. Yes, I cried again, and again, and again.
And I'm glad, my hometown film festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is honoring the leads, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, and the entire cast of the film for Ensemble Performance Award!
Click Read More to see the full press release! Read More...
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