Director Catherine Hardwicke Plans to Finish 'New Moon' by End of 2009


Catherine Hardwicke


'Twilight' helmer, Catherine Hardwicke, speaks out about where her position on 'New Moon' and how far along the sequel project has been developed.

Rumored to potentially make a comeback to "New Moon" after making a record for largest opening by a female filmmaker with "Twilight", Catherine Hardwicke opens up to MTV News about what she has in mind of the sequel. One of the interesting tidbits she shared is her target date for the end of "New Moon" filming.

Though her return to the series is yet to be certain, she reveals her plans on the shooting schedule, saying, "I would say that the film could be finished by the end of 2009, if not the beginning of 2010; cameras could be rolling in about five months." She then adds, "We spent about a year and three months getting ['Twilight'] ready, between writing the script and casting. We could probably do things a little bit faster this time, but who knows? It depends. And sometimes you can do things really fast. You can get two editors on, and you can just zip through."

On her position in "New Moon", she explains, "Well, right now we're trying to figure out if the studio people, and me, and everyone's on the same page." The "Thirteen" director continues, "I want to do ['New Moon'] better than we did 'Twilight,' and do it really cool. I definitely don't want to do it as something just tossed off, like a 'Saw 2' or something like that. We want to be sure that it's really going to be great and that everyone's on the same page."

On the occasion, Hardwicke also lets out that "Twilight" writer who has been tapped to pen "New Moon" has turned in a screenplay. "There's a draft, but then of course, you do more than one version of the script. You work on it. You try to bring it to life," she says of the matter, adding, "I've read the draft; we're looking at it and trying to think of cool ideas that will bring it to life, bring it to the screen." More on Hardwicke's interview with the network can be read at MTV.

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