Rob Friedman’s Summit Entertainment brings you the movie “New Moon” to the big screen… Thanksgiving weekend 2009.
“New Moon” is the second in the “Twilight” saga. In “New Moon,” the second in the four part series, Bella’s vampire boyfriend Edward (Robert Pattinson) and his unusual clan are joined by an ancient pack of werewolves, also with connections to Bella (Kristen Stewart), in a story that’s got romance, adventure, thrills and even a quick detour to Italy.
Catherine Hardwicke, director of the movie “Twilight,” (the highest grossing opening weekend for a movie directed by a woman), was dimissed as director of “New Moon.” Summit Entertainment’s Eric Feig brought in his friend Chris Weitz to direct “New Moon.” Chris Weitz previously directed the movie box office bomb “The Golden Compass.” Chris Weitz also codirected, with his brother, the raunchy 1999 movie box office smash, “American Pie.”
Catherine Hardwicke can hope ‘what goes around comes around’ and that the Summit Entertainment movie “New Moon” – directed by Chris Weitz – will bomb as spectacularly as “The Golden Compass” – (the Chris Weitz movie that everyone thought would be a $100 million + movie box office spectacular – and wasn’t) – when it hits movie theaters November 20, 2009.
Watch Twilight 2: New Moon Movie Trailer: