Catherine Hardwicke and Melissa Rosenberg were girls and look what she did to twilight
EXACTLY. i'm sorry, but when i hear ppl say a guy cant make new moon because its a girls story, i think thats complete bull. CH butchered it and she was female. many men have made epic love stories (people pointed out nicholas sparks wrote a walk to remember and the notebook) gender has nothing to do with it. its about talent and understanding and interpreting a story WELL.
also, CW did 'About a Boy' which isnt exactly an epic love story, but its completely heartwarming and endearing and emotional (and funny) and i absolutely LOVED that movie.. i have faith that he will do a good job.