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Posted 1/10/09 , edited 1/10/09
December 13, 2008

Hey guys,

There's been a lot of worry and speculation on the boards lately, and I want to let you know what's going on.

First of all, like you, I'm sad that Catherine is not continuing on with us for New Moon. I'm going to miss her, not just as a brilliant director, but also as a friend. She has such a distinct, authentic voice that did amazing things for Twilight. I'm looking forward to every movie she does in the future.

And she didn't leave us empty handed. We still get the benefits of her amazing casting and the beautiful visual world she created. This foundation puts us in a good place for New Moon.

Summit Films is moving forward with a new director for New Moon. They've asked Chris Weitz, director of American Pie, About a Boy, and The Golden Compass, to join us, and I am very pleased to announce that he's agreed to be a part of our Twilight 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. He is also very aware of you, the fans, and wants to keep you all extremely happy. (Torches and pitchforks are not going to be necessary.)

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.

Below is a letter from Chris to you. I think you'll get a glimpse in this note of how cool it's going to be having Chris as part of our community.

One more thing, unrelated but fun: I finally got around to posting a few pictures from the premiere on the Twilight movie page.

--Stephenie

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December 13, 2008

Dear fans of Twilight, New Moon, Bella, Edward and Jacob,

In the past few days I have been involved in a whirlwind romance with Stephenie Meyers' extraordinary books.

And I am very grateful to have received her permission to protect New Moon in its translation from the page to the screen.

For fans of the books and of the film of Twilight, this may come as an unexpected twist. So I want to write briefly to try to put you at ease, and to give you reason to hope for and expect the best.

For the last decade of my career as a director, I have chosen to make adaptations of complex and involved works of literature. This has always begun with the love of a book and its characters, story, and theme; and it has always involved a respect of and responsiveness to the feelings of other people who loved those books.

When I saw the film of Twilight, I was alternately entranced and left hungry for more. I was also struck by the extraordinary passion for the characters, story and theme that was evident in the people sitting in the seats around me. My job is to live up to that devotion.

Like many of you, I am a fan of Catherine Hardwicke's work. I can't really say much about why she is not doing New Moon because I wasn't involved in those decisions. But I can say that I will devote myself to making the very best and most faithful version of New Moon that can be brought to the screen. To those who doubt that as a male director I can capture Bella's experience, I can only say that emotion is universal and that my work has often involved working with some of the most talented actresses in the world.

For the rest, the proof will have to be in the pudding. But I promise to remain responsive to your hopes and fears.

I thank you for this opportunity and for your faith.

Very best,

Chris Weitz

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January 7, 2009

Good news about New Moon from director Chris Weitz:

I'm very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he's doing so with the enthusiastic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Meyer.

The characters in Stephenie's books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I'm looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.

very best

Chris Weitz

I'd just like to add that I was very much a part of this decision. My first priority was always what was best for New Moon—what was going to give us the best possible movie. I'm truly thrilled that Taylor was the one who proved to the director, to Summit, and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing what he's going to bring to Jacob's character this year.

- Steph

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January 9, 2008

Casting Info from Lana Veenker Casting (Twilight)

Hey Twilighters,

I just received this from the casting company that did Twilight. THEY ARE NOT THE COMPANY CASTING FOR NEW MOON. However, they do have some great info for all you aspiring actors. We do not have any of the new Casting Company's info.. sooo you can stop with the emails now.

"Because we worked on "Twilight," we've been getting swamped with questions about the sequel for months on MySpace, in comments on Lana's blog, and elsewhere. Just so everyone's clear, our office has NOT been hired to cast "New Moon," but we understand that it's frustrating not knowing what's going on.


While we're unable to provide individual advice, due to the number of requests we receive, here are a few things you can do:


* Become one of our friends on our MySpace pages (Lana Veenker Casting (http://myspace.com/lanaveenkercasting) for actors and Rutabaga Background Casting (http://myspace.com/sayrutabaga) for extras). This way, we can alert you about workshops, casting calls, articles and Lana’s upcoming book.


* Subscribe to Lana's blog, The Casting Scoop (http://castingscoop.blogspot.com), for more insights about acting and updates on projects we're working on.


* Keep checking in on MySpace...we have a lot of new projects in the works and we will announce them here when they're ready!


* Subscribe to our mailing list by sending your name, email address and geographic location to twihard(at)slateplease(dot)com. ONLY SEND YOUR INFORMATION ONCE.


* DO NOT STALK US INCESSANTLY. Once we have your information, we promise to update you if and when there is news.


Thanks!


Lana & Staff"

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January 10, 2009

'Twilight' star Taylor Lautner to keep Jacob Black role

Millions of tweens are breathing a sigh of relief. Taylor Lautner, the 16-year-old who played Jacob Black in "Twilight," will reprise his role in the sequel, "New Moon," according to usmagazine.com.

"Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer confirmed the news on her Web site this week. "I'm truly thrilled that Taylor ... proved to the director, to Summit (Entertainment, producers of the film) and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing what he's going to bring to Jacob's character this year."

The casting reportedly was in question because the character of Jacob Black is a foot taller and is supposed to look 25 in the sequel.


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