According to acting411.blogspot.com
Summit has finalized the cast and has Chris Weitz brother and business partner directing New Moon. summit will release the names of the cast when they are ready. Hopefully soon so we can be excited or upset and enough time to debate about it.
I bet they are both working on New Moon then cHris must have had prior commitments for something else so the brother will move forward solo. That is all I can think of. anyone else have any thoughts?
February 28, 2009
There have been rumors circulating that Drew Barrymore will be directing the third installment of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series. These rumors are false. Due to the New Moon post-production schedule for director Chris Weitz, his brother and co-owner of "Depth of Field Productions" - Paul Weitz - will be directing Eclipse.
Summit Entertainment has started production for the sequel to Twilight, New Moon, based on Stephenie Meyer's second book in the series. Eclipse will NOT be filmed back-to-back with New Moon, and there will be completely separate casting cycle. On Sunday, December 7th, Summit Entertainment did confirm that Catherine Hardwicke will not direct the films New Moon or Eclipse, and Chris Weitz had signed on to replace her for New Moon. Filming begins on New Moon on March 23, 2009.
Auditions and open casting calls for Eclipse will be posted here. The release date for Eclipse has been announced as Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
tHis is the same page that posted the first casting calls for New Moon. Not sure if that makes them more reliable or not but they have been "in the know before".