It was just announced yesterday that Catherine Hardwicke will not be directing the Twilight sequel, New Moon, and it appears Summit Entertainment has another director already lined up. According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, it seems that an offer has been put out to director Chris Weitz to direct New Moon.

It seems that Weitz and Summit Entertainment's president of production, Eric Feig, are longtime friends and Summit enjoyed Weitz's visual direction on The Golden Compass.

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The site did mention that there hasn't been official confirmation of this offer as of yet. We'll surely keep you posted on any new developments in this ongoing New Moon saga.