It truly is a “New Moon” for Twilight fans as Catherine Hardwicke has been taken off the sequel to the vampire romance. Variety is reporting that Hardwicke and Summit Entertainment had very different, and strong, opinions on where they should go with the sequel.
“The debate was how to focus the adaptation of the second book, which deals more with giant werewolves than vampires, as well as the long depression of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), after her vampire lover (Rob Pattinson) leaves her.”
Personally, I think this is the best route for Summit to take to save the franchise for future adaptations. Twilight was a mess of a film with horrible direction from Harkwicke, and while it did decent box office, it has been critically panned across the board. Fresh blood could save this series the same way that Alfonso Cuarón’s masterful Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban lifted the boy wizard from two mediocre films from Chris Columbus.
It is just really refreshing to see a company that doesn’t have tunnel vision with box office numbers, and honestly wants to make a better film.