Nikki Finke is reporting that About a Boy & Golden Compass director Chris Weitz has been asked to direct the Twilight sequel.
...my source says Summit Entertainment liked the look of that even if it didn't heat up the domestic box office (but did better overseas). I don't have official confirmation yet that this Twilight sequel offer has gone out to Weitz. But my insider says another reason it came down is because Weitz and Summit's president of production Eric Feig are longtime pals. The source tells me Weitz is "still considering" the offer to helm New Moon and possibly also Eclipse if the sequel and threequel movie adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's series of vampire books are made back-to-back.
While I'd have never jumped to "I know! Chris Weitz!" when asked who should helm New Moon, I can't say I hate the idea. Interested to know how this pans out - if in fact he was offered the job and if he will take it.