‘New Moon’ Director Chris Weitz Doesn’t Want To Helm ‘Breaking Dawn’

'I just don't believe I have it in me,' Weitz said of helming last 'Twilight' movie.

Back before the release of [movie id="414921"]“New Moon,”[/movie] director Chris Weitz appeared to be toying with the idea of directing the fourth film in the “Twilight” franchise, “Breaking Dawn.” Summit Entertainment has yet to announce whether the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer’s vampire saga will be made into a movie (or two). But in the weeks before the DVD release of “New Moon” (March 20), Weitz was willing to share his opinions about the possibly 3-D , maybe two-part conclusion to the series.

“I think that 3-D is great so long as it’s not used in a gimmicky fashion and it can supply extraordinary depth to the visual experience,” Weitz told MTV News. “And it’s great because it brings people to the theater, and filmmakers always want people to see things in the largest format possible.”

Weitz also agreed that “Breaking Dawn” should be broken up into two movies. “I think that it makes sense for it to be split into two parts, because it’s quite a dense book with a lot going on,” he said.

So, does he still want to take back the “Twilight” reins from “Eclipse” director David Slade? “Of course I’m interested,” he said, but went on to add that he thinks someone should take the job.

“But I think I’m on record saying I have a 2-and-a-half-year-old son, and each one of these movies — especially because it’d be such a long shoot as ‘Breaking Dawn’ — it kind of brings me to the edge of my physical and mental endurance,” he said. “And I just don’t believe I have it in me, and I think that it’s appropriate that someone else go ahead and do it.”

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