With Twilight being a box-office hit with a sequel on the way, there’s no doubt people are asking the film’s director, Catherine Hardwicke, what’s to come next.

However, Hardwicke hasn’t been confirmed yet as the person in charge for the second movie, called New Moon based off the book of the same title in the Twilight saga.

Rest assured, fans, as she tells MTV, “I want to do New Moon better than we did Twilight, and do it really cool. I definitely don’t want to do it as something just tossed off, like a Saw II or something like that. We want to be sure that it’s really going to be great and that everyone’s on the same page.”

She continues, saying the second film may move along quicker than expected: “We spent about a year and three months getting Twilight ready, between writing the script and casting. We could probably do things a little bit faster this time, but who knows? It depends. And sometimes you can do things really fast. You can get two editors on, and you can just zip through.”

New Moon follows Bella and Edward’s story down another path, as one of the characters spending a large chunk of time in Italy while Bella interacts more with Native American associate Jacob, who it turns out is a werewolf.

Hardwicke talks about the difficulties that may occur with film number two: “The wolves will be tricky, because they are supposed to be these giant wolves. Is it going to be CGI, real wolves or a combination? How does that read on film? How does that translate to film? What you normally do is you do tests. You figure out some things that are working better, and things that are not working better. You try them out, hopefully, on real people.”

By Tessa Petrocco

Tessa Petrocco is a freelance graphic designer and media professional. She graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University in 2007, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Media Production. She moved to New York City that same year, where she worked as the Editorial Assistant and Content Coordinator for a popular film review website. Tessa enjoys spending time with her dog and boyfriend, knitting, volunteering and being a one-woman film reviewer.

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  1. I really don’t think that CGI alone is the answer. It would look too fake and detract from the film in my opinion. I liked the way the werewolf was done in Harry Potter, it was okay. Maybe a less intimidating version of that where they stand on four legs?

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