Chris Weitz Talks New Moon   2 comments


“New Moon Director Wants to Make Fans Cry”“I’ve handled it very badly, because I’m extremely envious of Rob [Pattinson] and Taylor [Lautner],” he said laughing. “What I’ve realized is that they have a very tough job – not just playing the characters that they play, but living lives that are now very much under scrutiny all the time.”


With New Moon ready to rise in theaters Nov. 20, director Chris Weitz wants it known: He is going to try to make you cry.

“We’ve tried our best to deliver on the romantic scenes in the film, and I would like to be able to produce more tears than any movie before, if possible,” Weitz told PEOPLE at the Hollywood Film Festival’s Hollywood Awards Monday of capturing moments in the Twilight saga’s love triangle. “If we could only weigh them with some kind of cubic tear measure!”
Weitz, who took over the directing reins from Catherine Hardwick, admits delivering the passion, thrills and heartache in the hotly anticipated sequel wasn’t easily done.

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He adds, the intense level of attention – including speculation about cast members’ love lives – was challenging for everyone. “To be honest, even making the movie is under a tremendous amount of scrutiny now, so that when the cast went back to Vancouver there were cameras everywhere,” he said. “Everyone knows where every set is going to be. It goes with the Internet and all the information is out there all the time, and whenever one of them is spotted it’s immediately Twittered.”

The director said he had to resort to some extreme measures to avoid the prying eyes of paparazzi and fans while on location. “I can remember trying to barricade some windows by turning tables over so that they couldn’t look in at a cast dinner that they we were having,” he admitted.

Nevetheless, Weitz thinks the New Moon stars are gracefully dealing with the attention. “I think that they handle it very well really. They’re smart kids – I can say that because I’m 40 – and they’ve got good heads on their shoulders. So they’ll be all right.”

As for himself? “The moment this film is out I go away because no one really knows what I look like,” he said. “At least that’s my plan!”

“The release of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is less than a month away, but getting plot details from its director, Chris Weitz, took a little prodding when I caught up with him Monday night at the Hollywood Film Festival Awards Gala.
Sooo… what can you tell us about “New Moon?”
“Uhh… it’s about a girl who likes this vampire,” he quips.Oh, c’mon…
“Every time I give away a secret I get in terrible trouble. So I can’t really tell you anything. I’m only allowed to say boring things about it. It will not disappoint – something like that.”
So it will be similar in tone to the first film?
“No. I think it will be a lot darker and also in some ways more epic because we traveled to Italy, there’s a lot more action, and there are werewolves – we didn’t have those in the first one. So there’s a lot of grandeur to it. There’s also the satisfaction of watching a young woman’s heart get broken into a million pieces.”
That’s always fun.
“Yeah, I enjoyed that very much,” he says with a grin.”

Source: People, CNN, via lion_lamb

2 responses to “Chris Weitz Talks New Moon

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  1. Don’t worry Chris. I will definitely be crying! And cheering at the end!

    Can we start a campaign now to nominate Chris to direct “Breaking Dawn”?

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