2008 was a pretty good year. Two books from Stephenie- BD and The Host, the Twilight movie, and loads of other stuff.
And then, just after the movie is released, Summit confirm New Moon. So, I'm there thinking, OMG, this is great!, when, a couple days later, Summit replaced Catherine Hardwicke, with Chris Weitz, (who directed The Golden Compass). This is a bit of a blow, but I manage to get over it.
And then good old Summit annouces that NM has been slated for November 20, 2009. And that filming starts in March. 8 months to film a movie? :-/
And then, guess what happens on top of that? (not all in the right order) Taylor might be replaced. Possible replacement? Micheal Copon (who, I'm sorry, just makes me want to hurl). And then the teeny tiny budget. Twilight has made over 200million+ so far. And then Summit says, 'Oh, we'll give NM a 50million budget. Hello?! Where did the other 100million+ go?! NM needs the most CGI, because of the shape shifters!
I don't know if I've gotten everything, but right now, I'm starting to wish that WB (Warner Bros.) was responsible for Twilight, not Summit Entertainment. Any thoughts?
*EDIT*: And another thing. Robert and Kristen got a pay rise- from 2 mill to 12million. I just hope they're not paying all of the actors out of the budget, 'cause if they are, NM will definatly suck. And for the record, I don't hate Chris Weitz, I'm just apprehensive. I'm not going to make a judgement until I see the finished product. And if it stinks, then yeah, I'll blame Summit.