Twilight director Catherine Hardwick has not officially signed on for the upcoming movie version of New Moon.
But her thoughts about the project, given in a new interview, make it as close to a done deal as possible that the director will be on board:
New Moon's really taking a whole other leap with this new story and there's really a lot of new characters in it. There's the werewolves which is pretty crazy. All the wolves. Then there's also going to Italy in the second book and there's motorcycle riding and cliff-jumping and diving.
I love jumping off of cliffs. So it's kind of up my alley – into water, yeah.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will each return for New Moon.