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Chris Weitz: No Director for 'Breaking Dawn' Just Yet

October 21, 2009 07:30:39 GMT

The director of the highly anticipated 'The Twilight Saga's New Moon' confesses that he hasn't been approached by Summit to helm the possible fourth installment of the 'Twilight Saga' series.


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No one has been confirmed just yet for the directing job of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn". In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" director Chris Weitz revealed the fact that he is yet to be approached by Summit Entertainment for the chance to helm the proposed fourth movie.

"No official offer has been made," the 39-year-old shared. "The fans have been enthusiastic about the footage and the trailer, and the studio responds to that by feeling good about me. We'll have to see how people feel about the entire movie, not only the studio but the fans, before the verdict is out whether I direct Number 4."

The man behind the lens of "The Golden Compass" continued on by praising fellow "Twilight Saga" director, David Slade, for his work in "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse". The brother of director Paul Weitz said, "David Slade is doing a great job on the third film, and by the time that comes out, he'll be the flavor of the moment."

During the interview, Chris also discussed on his much awaited "New Moon". One subject in particular was of the absence of Edward. "There are two heartthrobs in this movie, not just Rob[ert Pattinson] but Taylor Lautner," he explained. "Part of the point was that Edward was away. Readers of the book know this and appreciate it. The story is about loss and heartache; he is present as an absence. Bella is always thinking of him and affected by him."

"His return to the film is really powerful and made more so by not having millions of 'back at the ranch' scenes," he went on. "And the middle of the movie is sustained by Kristen [Stewart]'s amazing performance and by Taylor doing a lovely job as her best friend. There are people who would like nothing more that two hours of Rob Pattinson standing there, and I sympathize with them. But I think they'll appreciate getting him back after the second act."

The next "Twilight Saga" movie to be seen in theaters is "New Moon". Awaiting its November 20 U.S. release, it centers on the personal conflict Bella experiences following Edward Cullen's abrupt departure. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart return to reprise their roles as Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. The third film, "Eclipse", has moved on with the production, while there is yet official green light for "Breaking Dawn".

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