It didn't take long to find a substitute for Catherine Hardwicke.
A week after it was announced that the Twilight director would not be returning for the movie's sequel, Chris Weitz has been confirmed as her replacement for New Moon.
The Golden Compass director released the following statement, regarding the decision to help this wildly-anticipated sequel:
“I am honored to have been entrusted with shepherding New Moon from the page to the screen. The extraordinary world that [author Stephenie Meyer] has created has millions of fans, and it will be my duty to protect on their behalf the characters, themes and story they love. This is not a task to be taken lightly, and I will put every effort into realizing a beautiful film to stand alongside a beautiful book.”