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Chris Weitz Confirmed as 'New Moon' Director

The Golden Compass director Chris Weitz has been confirmed as the director for New Moon, the sequel to the hugely successful film Twilight, according to MTV.

Mr. Weitz released a statement, saying “I am honored to have been entrusted with shepherding New Moon from the page to the screen. The extraordinary world that Stephenie has created has millions of fans, and it will be my duty to protect on their behalf the characters, themes and story they love. This is not a task to be taken lightly, and I will put every effort into realizing a beautiful film to stand alongside a beautiful book.”

It was announced earlier that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke and the movie studio Summit Entertainment were parting ways.

Chris Weitz To Direct 'New Moon'

The Golden Compass director Chris Weitz is expected to direct New Moon, the sequel to the hugely successful film Twilight.

According to EW, “Weitz is best-known for his work with his brother Paul. The two directed and produced American Pie and then were nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay for About a Boy, which they also co-directed. Chris’ first solo directing gig, The Golden Compass, didn’t do well stateside but was a hit internationally.”

It was announced earlier this week that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke and the movie studio Summit Entertainment were parting ways.