Did you hear the news that Catherine Hardwicke will NOT be directing the Twilight sequel, New Moon? In her place will be Chris Weitz, who directed The Golden Compass and About a Boy.
What's your response to this news? Do you think this move will make New Moon different, better, or worse than its predecessor? Do you like Chris Weitz's other movies? He produced Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, which gives him five bazillion gold stars in my book of people who rule.
Anyhow, I find it interesting that the director of a movie that has already grossed over $70 million got canned (I'm not saying Hardwicke created pure Oscar gold in her direction of Twilight, I'm just saying that movie made A LOT of money.). But did she really get canned? Or is this just normal Hollywood stuff? Think about it....
While all the Harry Potter movies made a crap ton of money, they hired a different director for so many of them. And you can see each director's "flavor" in the movies. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Can a director make or break a movie?
Monday, December 15, 2008
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