Director Chris Weitz (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) was recently interviewed and discussion of Weitz directing ‘Breaking Dawn’ was brought up. Here is what he had to say about it:
“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 four. 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.”
Weitz also discussed the story of the second film, including that Edward Cullen was absent for a good part of ‘New Moon’, saying, “We didn’t want to shoehorn him into the story, I did alter the visuals of the story in the sense that in the book, Kristen [Stewart]’s character has aural hallucinations — she hears his voice — and we’ve built in a very beautiful subtle effect so that we see him as well. But those are brief, if impactful, moments. A lot of the film is sustained by her loss and Taylor [Lautner]’s character bringing her back to life.”
His current project ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ opens in theaters November 20th.