I was thrilled to get the official news on this today. It was sooner than I expected, but considering how much they've made in the first day alone... I'm not entirely surprised. IMDB.com has had New Moon listed for 2010 for a while and I'm really hoping they take their time with it too. I know that so many of the fans can be impatient, but anything worth spending anything on, is worth waiting on *cough*MidnightSun*cough*.
New Moon is probably my least favorite of the books, but yet my favorite, in that, I felt for Bella the most during that book. I honestly hope that they'll keep a lot of the moments where Bella seems to hear/see Edward in her imagination. I'm highly concerned about Taylor Lautner continuing as Jacob in the film. He is great for pre-wolf Jacob, but he doesn't work for the post-change Jacob. At all. Boys do grow and change a lot during that age, but I don't see him doing it enough, I'm hoping they'll get someone else for that. Really looking forward to seeing how the Volturi come to be, especially Aro. I have very particular images of the Volturi in my head so I'm just praying they hold true to the books for them.
Regardless, New Moon was painful enough to read, I'll probably be a sobbing mess in the theater when the movie is released. That stage truly changed the course of everything and getting it right is critical. I was truly satisfied with Twilight and I really look forward to seeing what Summit does for New Moon. I hope they keep Catherine Hardwicke on board as director, she's doing a fantastic job!