Many people have been upset about Catherine Hardwicke's direction of Twilight. And while I've seen the movie with my beloved Robert Pattinson a grand total of four times, it wasn't due to her directing ... so I can't say I'm upset or surprised. Writer Nikki Finke has all the details (click here for the full story) -- but suffice it to say she had myriad disagreements with the studio and made choices for the script and story that just didn't jive with people's ideas. (Hello, Edward not dazzling in the meadow as much as he should have, for one!)
"I am sorry that due to timing I will not have the opportunity to direct New Moon. Directing Twilight has been one of the great experiences of my life, and I am grateful to the fans for their passionate support of the film," Hardwicke said in a recent interview. "I wish everyone at Summit the best with the sequel -- it is a great story."
As my friend Kate -- who I saw the movie with on Friday night -- said, "New Moon has werewolves and a trip to Italy!" Let's hope that New Moon and Eclipse are helmed by a more competent director. In any case, stay tuned for some pictures of Robert at the premiere in Germany!