Twilight Director Booted From Sequel

Studio can't agree on helmer's timeline
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2008 9:05 AM CST
Director Catherine Hardwicke arrives at the film premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'Twilight' held at the Mann Village and Bruin Theaters on November 17, 2008 in Westwood, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, who smashed the record of biggest opening weekend for a female director, will not return for the sequel, Deadline Hollywood Daily reports. Sources inside and outside Summit Entertainment said the director was “difficult and irrational” and that Summit “didn’t like her.” The official word, released in a joint statement while Hardwicke is on a press tour for Twilight, is that the quick turnaround for filming the sequel simply didn’t work out.