At the same time Summit Entertainment released their official statement on the joining in of Chris Weitz to the "New Moon" project, Stephenie Meyer posted a message on her official website on Saturday, December 13, addressing the issues of the new project's director. On the message, the bestselling author wrote, "They've asked Chris Weitz, director of American Pie, About a Boy, and , to join us, and I am very pleased to announce that he's agreed to be a part of our world."
"I've had the chance to talk to Chris, and I can tell you that he is excited by the story and eager to keep the movie as close to the book as possible," she further claimed. Adding more on her excitement of Summit's choice, she noted, "I'm excited to work with Chris and I think he brings a lot to the table, not the least of which for me is that he wrote the screenplay for and directed one of my favorite movies of all time, About a Boy. I'm really looking forward to seeing his vision for New Moon."