After months of speculation and rumors of our super cool beloved Chris Weitz whether or not he’d be the choice of would be director for The Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn. Now it’s official: The answer is no.
For months on end there has been speculation about “Breaking Dawn,” and who would direct the final chapter of the saga.
Gossip Cop has received official confirmation from Chris Weitz’s rep that he will not be directing the film(s).
Fans had hoped for some time Weitz, who directed “New Moon” (and “The Golden Compass” and “About A Boy” before that), would helm “Breaking Dawn,” but it’s a no go.
Weitz is next slated to direct a personal project about an undocumented Mexican laborer that he himself is partially funding. That film begins next month.
So loved was Weitz there was even a rumor – albeit false – that stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner had written a joint endorsement, urging Summit Entertainment to lock down the director for the final installment.
Ultimately, it was Weitz’s decision.
And now this makes me wonder, so it was Chris’ decision? Perhaps he has too much on his plate to take on a film of this caliber? Or perhaps he can see the mess unfold before it even begins? Let’s be real folks, Breaking Dawn is not an easy film to just throw together. Then the whole PG-13 vs rated R debate going on, it could be months before they get anything finalized. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
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