Twilight Sequel Appears to be Doomed from the Start

I have a feeling that the studio behind Twilight's sequel, New Moon, is going to end up making a gigantic mess of what could be another blockbuster. Basically, they're trying to rush the film out to capitalize on all the buzz around Twilight right now. As Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson are still wandering around the globe hating life at the first film's international premieres, pre-production is slated to start on the sequel in just a few days. Rumors indicate that the first film's director, Catherine Hardwicke, wasn't fired, but rather passed on the second film because she knew that the rushed production schedule would wind up disastrous. They still don't have a script in place, and filming is supposed to start in mid-March. This is bad.

Plus, word is that producers want to oust the adorable Taylor Lautner as Jacob, since they don't feel he can carry the heftier role that Jacob plays in the sequel. There's also concern about the plot as a whole transferring well to the big screen. Said Catherine Hardwicke last month: "You have to get the chemistry as strong between Jacob and Bella as it was between Bella and Edward. You also have to do something with that arc: She's in love with somebody, he disappears, she falls in love with someone else, and the first guy comes back. Movies like Pearl Harbor have tried it. It absolutely didn't work."

And they're still scrambling to find qualified Native American actors to play Jacob's werewolf clan.

Seriously.

It's freakin' impossible these days to find a decent Native American werewolf-clan member. I feel your pain.

What do you guys think? Will New Moon make bank at the theaters no matter what? Or should the studio take their time and put some more effort into this film?



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