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The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Release Date: November 20, 2009

March 23, 2009
Taylor Lautner gets some friends

Summit Entertainment hired American Indian actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman to portray Jacob's Wolf Pack in Twilight sequel, New Moon. All five will make their big-screen debuts in the film.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

March 23, 2009
Dakota Fanning sinks teeth into Twilight

Summit confirmed Dakota Fanning will play vampire Jane in New Moon, the sequel to Twilight. Rumors of the deal surfaced way back in January.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

January 7, 2009
Taylor Lautner to reprise Jacob role

Taylor Lautner will be back as Jacob Black in the sequel to Summit's Twilight, New Moon. The character had a minor role in the first film, but will have a significantly larger one in the sequel. Some speculated that Lautner would not be able to fit the bill of Jacob in New Moon, because in the book the character is older and much bulkier. However, the actor was said to have been gaining weight in his bid to play the character another time.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

December 15, 2008
Twilight sequel gets director, release date

Summit Entertainment is going with Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass) in the director's chair for Twilight follow-up, New Moon. He replaces Catherine Hardwicke, who helmed the original. In other news, the studio announced the sequel will open on November 20, 2009. Twilight opened on November 21st just last month to the tune of a $69.6 million weekend.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

December 10, 2008
Director Catherine Hardwicke will not return for Twilight sequel

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke will not helm its sequel, New Moon. The targeted end of 2009 or early 2010 movie apparently does not work with the director's required prep time for a film. She was originally thought to be a candidate to direct New Moon, but word recently began circulating in the industry that her relationship with Summit Entertainment was not exactly smooth.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

November 23, 2008
Twilight sequel gets official greenlight

Because of Twilight's massive opening day take, Summit Entertainment gave the official greenlight to adapt the book's sequel, New Moon. In a statement, author Stephenie Meyer said: "I don't think any other author has had a more positive experience with the makers of her movie adaptation than I have had with Summit Entertainment."
Source: Variety

November 16, 2008
Summit gets working on sequels to Twilight

Summit Entertainment is moving forward with future installments of the Twilight saga. Scribe Melissa Rosenberg, who adapted the first book, Twilight, will do the same for New Moon and Eclipse. The fourth and final book, Breaking Dawn, has not attached a writer yet. Twilight is set to hit theaters on Nov. 21.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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