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'The Golden Compass' Director Chris Weitz Rumored to Helm 'New Moon'

December 10, 2008 (7:55 am) GMT
Rumor has it, Chris Weitz, the man who is also behind comedy films 'American Pie', has been offered the role to direct 'Twilight' sequel, 'New Moon'.

Hot on the heels of the announcement that "" director Catherine Hardwicke won't return for the sequels, another potential director has been thrown in for the next project of the vampire drama. According to Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily, Chris Weitz, the director of "", may have been offered to serve as "New Moon" helmer by Summit Entertainment.

Though mentioning that nothing is confirmed for the moment, Finke further let out that the offer has been sent out because Summit reportedly like his work on "Golden Compass". As of the news date, Weitz who is best known for his "American Pie" comedy films is still considering the offer. If he indeed takes the part, there is possibility that he will also helm "Eclipse".

Continuing the "Twilight" saga, "New Moon" will be an adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's second novel in her Twilight series. To be penned by "Twilight" screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, this first sequel has been rumored to be shot back-to-back with its follow-up movie, "Eclipse". Both and are expected to reprise their roles as Edward and Bella.

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