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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby shygirl1 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:54 am

Does anyone know if Chris has read the series!? If he has not then I am worried but if he has then he might be able to pull it off.
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby anilumagloire » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:25 pm

I watched About A Boy yesterday again, and it made me even happier to know he's in charge of New Moon.
I cannot wait to see what he does. I know it's gonna be amazing.
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby LadyViolet » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:54 pm

I will admit when i first heard that CW was directing NM and that he had been the director of GC i was ready to grab my pitchfork there and then but after reading earlier posts that it was Studio meddling which caused the travesty that was GC i relaxed slightly and considering what people have said about how he did originally film GC close to the book i feel ok about him doing NM. GC was a pretty epic film (if you ignore the hideous plot snarls) so i think CW will do well at getting the SFX right and if we're really REALLY lucky someone will accidentally burn all copies of Rosenburg's script and CW will redo it himself keeping it as close to the book as he can manage.
Hopefully the effects people will remember the distinction between the "werewolves" in NM which technically are shapeshifters and not actual werewolves . They should not look human in any way except maybe making the eyes look intelligent if they can but other than that they should just look like rather large wolves.
Someone said earlier that NM should be more action-packed frankly i think it should be the opposite for the most part of the book its all about the emotions that Bella is feeling and her relationship with Jake- its only towards the end where there is some action. It would be awesome if they could wangle the budget to allow for location work in Italy for the Volturi stuff cos otherwise they've gotta try and recreate realistic looking sets in a studio or digitally put in Italian looking buildings over the top of footage filmed in America.
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby navarre » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:06 pm

What I am concerned about is Summit meddling in this movie and wanting third-rate quality just to get a movie in the theater for the fans that they think would take any piece of crap they dole out with the New Moon moniker.

I hope the fans everywhere make themselves heard & known that WE want New Moon realized with the in which it was written.

We'll see.
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby JodeenSings » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:55 pm

LadyViolet -
I think it was me who said that NEW MOON ought to be more action packed. I guess I thought that Jasper attack, bloody stitches, cliff diving, motorcycles, hurling (that's some action for Mike, right?), wolves in the meadow (although Bella doesn't see that, Jacob recounts it), "fursplosions", Victoria, Bella's cannonball, near drowning, jacob/Baywatch rescue, flight to Italy, stealing cars, running through the Piazza, Volterra Vampire smorgasboard . . . all that seemed like a bit more action than Twilight.
But I also said that I want the right balance between action and actors developing character through dialog. The thing I loved most about Twilight was the banter between Bells and Jake, how they joked about who was "older" - now if that is missing from the script I will be marching with a pitchfork in one hand and a torch in the other (two in each hand if I can manage it!)
That being said, I think CW is the guy to do this. And hopefully he understands that the wolves are more shapeshifters than your typical werewolf.
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby LadyViolet » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:02 pm

OK fair does there is more crazy stuff going on its just all the emotional stuff sticks in my head better as long as CW doesn't sacrifice those parts in favour of lots of action i shall keep my pitchfork to myself :lol:
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby cullensallovamybinda » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:13 am

All i hope is that CW isnt a dummie and sticks to the story line. I am team edward 100 percent but i think that more edward would be over selling the "edward cullen" persona and a lie to the book... make it new but keep it true.

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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby JenJen2112 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:20 am

I hope they let Chris have a say in some of the storyline but unfortunately the screenplay was written before he signed on...
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby estela » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:22 am

shygirl1 wrote:Does anyone know if Chris has read the series!? If he has not then I am worried but if he has then he might be able to pull it off.

I think he said he read them, if not he's in the process
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Re: Chris Weitz --New Moon movie director

Postby shavei7 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:32 am

JenJen2112 wrote:I hope they let Chris have a say in some of the storyline but unfortunately the screenplay was written before he signed on...

Don't the director have any say at all regarding the script? I mean, I think they're allowed to make tiny changes...right? :?:
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