July 27, 2009

Chris Weitz says New Moon will "Look & Feel like an Old Romance"

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Chris Weitz talks to HitFix about his next movie gig, and the stylistic difference between himself and Catherine Hardwicke:
"It's called 'The Gardener' and it's about a Mexican gardener," Weitz said. "And I'm not joking. It sounds like a joke movie, but it's not."

Directing the third "Twilight" movie was out of the question, "impossible without serious disjunction" due to scheduling. But he said there will be some noticable stylistic differences between the first film, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and his "New Moon."

"I like classical films, I'm kinda an old fogey in that way. Catherine... is very much more contemporary. This will look and feel like an old romance."
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10 comments:

  1. I love classic films and I am rapidly falling in love with Chris Weitz.

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  2. This is why we love Chris and we loathe Catherine LOL

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  3. I love him. I watched all the interviews from ComicCon, and he seems like such a nice guy. And the footage I've seen so far is amazing! I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  4. I think I love Chris Weitz, love to read it's going to be like more of an old romance. This may expand the audience demographic to get more women (and men) who are not the target of the books or the first film. Can't wait till November.

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  5. God bless Chris Weitz. I cannot wait to see this film - I think he will finally fix the mess Catherine Hardwicke left us in Twilight.

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  6. Wow this is great news! Sounds like it will be a masterpiece! So stoked!

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  7. I preffer old romances myself. The whole blueish, green cold feel of Twilight worked, but New Moon needs to feel warmer. I love that Chris understands that this story is a tragic romance between Bella and Edward. Nothing between them is easy except for their love, and that shouldn't be portrayed as cold.

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  8. I was lucky enough to meet Chris Weitz at comic con and i really cant say anything but good things about this dude. He is so nice and humble and really understands the saga. I think everyone would love to have him direct Breaking Dawn. I say we all write thousands of letters to Summit and hope they'll listen. gO tEAM cW!!! OW! HAHA

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  9. That's why it is going to be fantastic!! SM has always said, she wrote the books based on classics!! So CW hit the nail on the head with his thought process.

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  10. I am really liking his style! The Edward and Bella love story is tragic, just like the classics. He seems like a genuinely nice guy, and I think he will make New Moon perfectly.

    As for Catherine ... well ... I love the movie, but I agree with most ... that it didn't feel like it should have been. Yes Forks is rainy, and dreary, but did it have to be so ... dark all the time? And the whole Japanese jumping, climbing think was weird.

    From what I have seen, New Moon is going to BLOW US ALL AWAY!

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