Why Chris Weitz Probably Won't Direct 'Breaking Dawn'

Will Summit Entertainment stick with the whole one-director-per-film thing, or will they bring back someone from the first three to step behind the camera for what in all likelihood will be the final big-screen installment in the Twilight franchise? Well, chances are very good that Catherine Hardwicke won't be back, and the word is still out on David Slade (who's directing Eclipse, due out on June 30th), but New Moon director Chris Weitz may have already given up his spot by revealing in a recent interview that he may quit directing after his next film.

 
Yes, these Twilight movies are so damn challenging the poor guy never wants to direct another movie again … or something like that. He tells Moviemaker Magazine, ""Every time I make a movie I'm pretty much convinced it's the last time I'm going to be able to do it and that really it's a rather silly occupation to undertake. But I think I have maybe one more film in me."
 
Unfortunately for those of you who absolutely love what Weitz does with New Moon, that one last film isn't going to be Breaking Dawn. Instead, the film in question is called The Gardener, and it's a small, intimate story that's sort of pays homage to The Bicycle Thief. And maybe that's what Weitz needs right now after two back-to-back effects-heavy films based on popular novels that have very large built-in fanbases (Weitz, for those who don't know, directed The Golden Compass as well). Heck, I don't blame the guy for wanting to run for the hills by now. I would to.
 
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