Twilight 2 and 3, New Moon and Eclipse, to Film Back to Back?

Yes, says the Acting Auditions blog, which lists upcoming auditions for movies and TV shows. According to the blog, Summit Entertainment is planning to shoot not one, but two “Twilight” sequels back-to-back in order to save on the cost of production. The first sequel we already know will be based on the Stephenie Meyer book “New Moon”, and since “Eclipse” is the third book in the series, it would only make sense that it would be the third installment in the movie franchise. If true, this isn’t really much of a surprise. We already know that the “Twilight” stars got a huge pay raise (could that have been for both movies?), and shooting movies back-to-back makes sense from a financial standpoint.

Via Acting Auditions:

Summit Entertainment has started preparing the sequel New Moon, based on Stephenie Meyer’s second book in the series, and to contain costs, the studio is filming the third book, Eclipse, back to back using the same new director. On Sunday, December 7th, Summit Entertainment confirmed that Catherine Hardwicke will not direct the films New Moon or Eclipse. Filming begins on New Moon in March, 2009, and will continue right through completion of Eclipse.

The first sequel “New Moon” will introduce a love triangle into the ongoing romance of Bella and her vampire beau Edward in the form of a werewolf, while “Eclipse” forces werewolf boy and vampire boy to team up to protect Bella from yet another supernatural force. I’m guessing a lot of teen angst stuff and much meditations on love and what-have-you takes place in-between. Couldn’t they just sit down and watch MTV together? Isn’t that what kids do nowadays? Anyhoo.

As previously reported, “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke won’t be returning for the sequel(s), so Summit is currently looking for a new director. And actors, apparently. Head over to the blog if you think you got some acting chops. Or would make good vampire food.

Below: An apple a day keeps the vampire away.



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  • maria

    i LUV twilght and even though Catherine Hardwicke wont be directing i still think that new moon and eclipse are going to be AMAZING!!!!!! Robert and Kristan are GREAT actors ( I mean they are amazing TOGETHER)Edward is mine though

    • Tayla.

      OMG.
      I LOVED TWILIGHT.
      i couldnt put the book down,
      and i have watched the movie about 10000000000 times.
      it was AMAZING !
      Stpehanie Meyer is the best, i love her work.
      I cant wait til November when New Moon gets released.
      They should keep Robert Pattinson because he’s gorgeous – although i prefer him as Edward Cullen & they need to keep Kristen Stewart becuase her and Rob are perfect.
      They better not put Dakota Fanning in the movies because that would ruin it, shes too young and she wouldnt suit it.
      ALSO, they should put the song HANA PESTLE – NEED in New Moon becuase its the best song everrr and that would go well with the movie.
      Carlisle Cullen is like cooooool as :)
      his wife, Esme is so sweet..
      Emmet is pretty coool and Rosalie is a bitch but that suits.
      Alice and Jasper are awesome.
      But of course, Edward is my favorite.
      Anyone who doesnt like the movie or books, something is seriously wrong with you..

      I ♥ TWILIGHT .

      • Charly

        I didn’t realise who Dakota Fanning was until you mentioned her, but I disagree with you. If you have read the book, Jane is very small and has blonde hair and pale skin. If you look at her in the picture on this website: http://urbanfantasyland.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/dakota-fanning-to-star-in-new-moon/, she looks like she could suit it.
        Personally, I had imagined Jane to look a bit older, as, even though Dakota is fifteen, she only looks about eight.
        And anyway, makeup artists’ll do a bit with her.

      • http://Yahoo.com/ Sha- Niyah

        Well, I just Think that you ARE YOU RIGHT TWILIGHT IS THE BEST AND EWARD IS THE BEST HES CUTE.

      • emma

        i think you should leave dakota alone she is a really good actress she will do great as jane i have read the serise 8 times not kidding i think she will do great im not just saying that because she is my age and my friend well almost i saw her in public once but she will do great dont you think so dont go putting her down untill you see the stinking movie now when you see the movie you can say something if you want to be really rude but just i hate it when people say “oh shes goiing to do terible” when they dont even know and if dakota is reading this i am your biggist fan ever my room is all about you you will do great and i know it this will be great i cant wait. now back to the people that are saying things its not nice now stop you think you are evry thing dont you well dakota wont feel good about that if she reads this so DONT DO IT

    • http://www.twilight.com/ jojo

      Omg i love the whole set of books from stephanie Meyer, wow im so eccited, i can’t wait for ;the new moon to come out.. jacob black is so hot by the way….. so is edward cullen,, aww and kristen is so pretty.. she rocks. i love the twilight movie, it was so terrific!!!

      lovv it to bitz…

      i also can’t wait for the breaking dawn to be made.. it’ll be one of the most dramatic exciting and breath taking movie to ever be released … yay!!

    • lmsgirl

      Ok i am actually going to try out for a part in eclipse….Its a fifty fifty chance that i will get picked yet i will not be angry if i do not get picked…..I think i deserve it I think i could handle it cuz i hav been through and i hav seen more things than most people my age hav much less the millions of other people in the world…i may still be young but i realize now that i hav to do everything i can to make it and i will never put my kids through what i have gone through. so if u think it is stupid that i am doing this with no other acting experience that is completely ur opinion….I may not hav had the money to be in fancy acting schools but that doesnt bother me because i no that some of the most amazing people to ever live came up from nothing…i am just realizing i hav a special talent and i will use all my gifts to get where im goin

    • lmsgirl

      i am sry whoever this is i didnt mean to send that to u it was supposed to go to someone else pay no attention to it

    • Mary

      i love Cam Gigandet!

  • maria

    i LUV twilght and even though Catherine Hardwicke wont be directing i still think that new moon and eclipse are going to be AMAZING!!!!!! Robert and Kristan are GREAT actors ( I mean they are amazing TOGETHER)Edward is mine though

    • Tayla.

      OMG.
      I LOVED TWILIGHT.
      i couldnt put the book down,
      and i have watched the movie about 10000000000 times.
      it was AMAZING !
      Stpehanie Meyer is the best, i love her work.
      I cant wait til November when New Moon gets released.
      They should keep Robert Pattinson because he’s gorgeous – although i prefer him as Edward Cullen & they need to keep Kristen Stewart becuase her and Rob are perfect.
      They better not put Dakota Fanning in the movies because that would ruin it, shes too young and she wouldnt suit it.
      ALSO, they should put the song HANA PESTLE – NEED in New Moon becuase its the best song everrr and that would go well with the movie.
      Carlisle Cullen is like cooooool as :)
      his wife, Esme is so sweet..
      Emmet is pretty coool and Rosalie is a bitch but that suits.
      Alice and Jasper are awesome.
      But of course, Edward is my favorite.
      Anyone who doesnt like the movie or books, something is seriously wrong with you..

      I ♥ TWILIGHT .

      • Charly

        I didn’t realise who Dakota Fanning was until you mentioned her, but I disagree with you. If you have read the book, Jane is very small and has blonde hair and pale skin. If you look at her in the picture on this website: http://urbanfantasyland.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/dakota-fanning-to-star-in-new-moon/, she looks like she could suit it.
        Personally, I had imagined Jane to look a bit older, as, even though Dakota is fifteen, she only looks about eight.
        And anyway, makeup artists’ll do a bit with her.

      • http://Yahoo.com Sha- Niyah

        Well, I just Think that you ARE YOU RIGHT TWILIGHT IS THE BEST AND EWARD IS THE BEST HES CUTE.

      • emma

        i think you should leave dakota alone she is a really good actress she will do great as jane i have read the serise 8 times not kidding i think she will do great im not just saying that because she is my age and my friend well almost i saw her in public once but she will do great dont you think so dont go putting her down untill you see the stinking movie now when you see the movie you can say something if you want to be really rude but just i hate it when people say “oh shes goiing to do terible” when they dont even know and if dakota is reading this i am your biggist fan ever my room is all about you you will do great and i know it this will be great i cant wait. now back to the people that are saying things its not nice now stop you think you are evry thing dont you well dakota wont feel good about that if she reads this so DONT DO IT

    • http://www.twilight.com jojo

      Omg i love the whole set of books from stephanie Meyer, wow im so eccited, i can’t wait for ;the new moon to come out.. jacob black is so hot by the way….. so is edward cullen,, aww and kristen is so pretty.. she rocks. i love the twilight movie, it was so terrific!!!

      lovv it to bitz…

      i also can’t wait for the breaking dawn to be made.. it’ll be one of the most dramatic exciting and breath taking movie to ever be released … yay!!

    • lmsgirl

      Ok i am actually going to try out for a part in eclipse….Its a fifty fifty chance that i will get picked yet i will not be angry if i do not get picked…..I think i deserve it I think i could handle it cuz i hav been through and i hav seen more things than most people my age hav much less the millions of other people in the world…i may still be young but i realize now that i hav to do everything i can to make it and i will never put my kids through what i have gone through. so if u think it is stupid that i am doing this with no other acting experience that is completely ur opinion….I may not hav had the money to be in fancy acting schools but that doesnt bother me because i no that some of the most amazing people to ever live came up from nothing…i am just realizing i hav a special talent and i will use all my gifts to get where im goin

    • lmsgirl

      i am sry whoever this is i didnt mean to send that to u it was supposed to go to someone else pay no attention to it

    • Mary

      i love Cam Gigandet!

  • KELSEY

    i hated the movie…. the acting was AWEFUL!!! and very few parts were like the book…. i just wish it was more like the book

    • victoria

      ok, i AGREE that the movie was NOTING like the book, it wasnt what i realy expected, but i thought that the acting was pretty good. im starting to warm up to the idea of Robert patterson playing as edward, but, im still not exactly… COOL with him being edward. and, WHY cant they just have a beautiful REGULAR person to play as edward? they just HAD to use someone from HARRY POTTER. i LOVE harrypotter, but really, they should have made twilight when patterson WASNT ugly like a bear. and pale as milk.

      • Michelle

        I felt that the director picked great actors for this film. I will be upset if they choose replacements. And it was a good thing that Robert was “pale as milk”, it helped him portray Edward better. If you remember in the book Bella is constantly bringing up the fact that he is so cold and pale.

        • Raylee

          I would just like to say that I loved the books, all of them I am in the process of reading the series for the second time. Alot of people say that New Moon was not very good.Because Edward was gone. Well thats what made the book alot better, it gave Bella alot of time to realize that Edward is her one true love and Jacob will allways be the her warewolf.I would just like to add that if that book wasn’t in the series the hole series would not have played out like it did. I also think that the movie was very good no matter waht people say,And I loved having Rob Patterson in the movie And Kristen Stewart. They make a perfect match for each other. And if anyone wants to say anything then they can. But there wrong.

      • http://Yahoo.com/ Sha- Niyah

        First of all edward is noy UGLY you stupid BITCH!!!!

      • Celeste

        Okay, are you insane?! Robert Pattinson is GORGEOUS. You are crazy if you think other wise! And his skin isn’t really pale, they just made him look that waybecause he plays a vampire! In my opinion, if you didn’t like they movie or the actors, than KEEP IT TO YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!

      • emma

        well i think he is amazing

      • emma

        i agree with celste by the way awsome name unless you are a boy now that gives me the hebbey gibes

      • BELLA

        DUH! HIS NAME IS “PATTINSON” NOT PATTERSON……AND ANOTHER DUH! HE IS PLAYING A VAMPIRE AND VAMPIRES ARE REALLY GHOSTLY WHITE. OR MILK, AS YOU PUT IT. HE IS PURRRRRRRFECT FOR THE ROLE RIGHT DOWN TO HIS LONG FINGERS!

    • Tayla.

      OMG
      I LOVED TWILIGHT.
      i couldnt put the book down,
      and i have watched the movie about 10000000000 times.
      it was AMAZING !
      Stpehanie Meyer is the best, i love her work.
      I cant wait til November when New Moon gets released.
      They should keep Robert Pattinson because he’s gorgeous – although i prefer him as Edward Cullen & they need to keep Kristen Stewart becuase her and Rob are perfect.
      They better not put Dakota Fanning in the movies because that would ruin it, shes too young and she wouldnt suit it.
      ALSO, they should put the song HANA PESTLE – NEED in New Moon becuase its the best song everrr and that would go well with the movie.
      Carlisle Cullen is like cooooool as :)
      his wife, Esme is so sweet..
      Emmet is pretty coool and Rosalie is a bitch but that suits.
      Alice and Jasper are awesome.
      But of course, Edward is my favorite.
      Anyone who doesnt like the movie or books, something is seriously wrong with you..

      I ♥ TWILIGHT .

      • g

        hai veramente ragione!!! concordo

    • BJ

      WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU! THE MOVIE AND BOOKS ARE GREAT!

    • http://Yahoo.com/ Sha- Niyah

      You must be taking some drugs or smokin that weed if you don’t like movie YOU THE STUPIDEST PERSON IN THE WORLD!!!!!!1 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN DRUNCK WHEN YOU WAS WATCHING MOVIE!!!! YOU DUMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://Yahoo.com/ Sha- Niyah

      You are so stupid do you know that.YOU HAVE BAD TASTE IN MOVIESS

    • the awesomeful sophia

      i absolutely agree with u! the acting in twilight is terrible. they even changed the kissing scene which was supposed to be in an awesomeful AND romantic meadow and not Bella’s messy and ugly bedroom with her underwear in full display! the only thing that makes me have even the smallest slither of liking for twilight is that they chose the right actors and actresses ( for some of the characters) to be their character. except, edward is supposed to be blonde, i think. anyway, i agree with u! the movie: nothing at all like the awesomeful book. bad acting, and waaaaay too many changes. but, i do kinda sorta like the movie, but only a little bit. mostly, its just edward that i like!!!

    • emma

      well keep your bad comments to your self i love the movie and i think it is the best i have watched it 1000000000000000000000000000099999999999999999988888888888888888877766666666678999999 times so be quiet

    • http://www.twilight.com/ anna!!

      well maybe you fell asleep during the movie!!!

  • KELSEY

    i hated the movie…. the acting was AWEFUL!!! and very few parts were like the book…. i just wish it was more like the book

    • victoria

      ok, i AGREE that the movie was NOTING like the book, it wasnt what i realy expected, but i thought that the acting was pretty good. im starting to warm up to the idea of Robert patterson playing as edward, but, im still not exactly… COOL with him being edward. and, WHY cant they just have a beautiful REGULAR person to play as edward? they just HAD to use someone from HARRY POTTER. i LOVE harrypotter, but really, they should have made twilight when patterson WASNT ugly like a bear. and pale as milk.

      • Michelle

        I felt that the director picked great actors for this film. I will be upset if they choose replacements. And it was a good thing that Robert was “pale as milk”, it helped him portray Edward better. If you remember in the book Bella is constantly bringing up the fact that he is so cold and pale.

        • Raylee

          I would just like to say that I loved the books, all of them I am in the process of reading the series for the second time. Alot of people say that New Moon was not very good.Because Edward was gone. Well thats what made the book alot better, it gave Bella alot of time to realize that Edward is her one true love and Jacob will allways be the her warewolf.I would just like to add that if that book wasn’t in the series the hole series would not have played out like it did. I also think that the movie was very good no matter waht people say,And I loved having Rob Patterson in the movie And Kristen Stewart. They make a perfect match for each other. And if anyone wants to say anything then they can. But there wrong.

      • http://Yahoo.com Sha- Niyah

        First of all edward is noy UGLY you stupid BITCH!!!!

      • http://Myspace Celeste

        Okay, are you insane?! Robert Pattinson is GORGEOUS. You are crazy if you think other wise! And his skin isn’t really pale, they just made him look that waybecause he plays a vampire! In my opinion, if you didn’t like they movie or the actors, than KEEP IT TO YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!

      • emma

        well i think he is amazing

      • emma

        i agree with celste by the way awsome name unless you are a boy now that gives me the hebbey gibes

      • BELLA

        DUH! HIS NAME IS “PATTINSON” NOT PATTERSON……AND ANOTHER DUH! HE IS PLAYING A VAMPIRE AND VAMPIRES ARE REALLY GHOSTLY WHITE. OR MILK, AS YOU PUT IT. HE IS PURRRRRRRFECT FOR THE ROLE RIGHT DOWN TO HIS LONG FINGERS!

    • Tayla.

      OMG
      I LOVED TWILIGHT.
      i couldnt put the book down,
      and i have watched the movie about 10000000000 times.
      it was AMAZING !
      Stpehanie Meyer is the best, i love her work.
      I cant wait til November when New Moon gets released.
      They should keep Robert Pattinson because he’s gorgeous – although i prefer him as Edward Cullen & they need to keep Kristen Stewart becuase her and Rob are perfect.
      They better not put Dakota Fanning in the movies because that would ruin it, shes too young and she wouldnt suit it.
      ALSO, they should put the song HANA PESTLE – NEED in New Moon becuase its the best song everrr and that would go well with the movie.
      Carlisle Cullen is like cooooool as :)
      his wife, Esme is so sweet..
      Emmet is pretty coool and Rosalie is a bitch but that suits.
      Alice and Jasper are awesome.
      But of course, Edward is my favorite.
      Anyone who doesnt like the movie or books, something is seriously wrong with you..

      I ♥ TWILIGHT .

      • g

        hai veramente ragione!!! concordo

    • BJ

      WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU! THE MOVIE AND BOOKS ARE GREAT!

    • http://Yahoo.com Sha- Niyah

      You must be taking some drugs or smokin that weed if you don’t like movie YOU THE STUPIDEST PERSON IN THE WORLD!!!!!!1 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN DRUNCK WHEN YOU WAS WATCHING MOVIE!!!! YOU DUMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://Yahoo.com Sha- Niyah

      You are so stupid do you know that.YOU HAVE BAD TASTE IN MOVIESS

    • the awesomeful sophia

      i absolutely agree with u! the acting in twilight is terrible. they even changed the kissing scene which was supposed to be in an awesomeful AND romantic meadow and not Bella’s messy and ugly bedroom with her underwear in full display! the only thing that makes me have even the smallest slither of liking for twilight is that they chose the right actors and actresses ( for some of the characters) to be their character. except, edward is supposed to be blonde, i think. anyway, i agree with u! the movie: nothing at all like the awesomeful book. bad acting, and waaaaay too many changes. but, i do kinda sorta like the movie, but only a little bit. mostly, its just edward that i like!!!

    • emma

      well keep your bad comments to your self i love the movie and i think it is the best i have watched it 1000000000000000000000000000099999999999999999988888888888888888877766666666678999999 times so be quiet

    • http://www.twilight.com anna!!

      well maybe you fell asleep during the movie!!!

  • Natalie(edward cullen luvr)

    Hey…victoria,
    robert pattinson is not ugly and he is not pale as milk, its make up…duh!!!
    P.S: i cant wait for the sequel to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Natalie(edward cullen luvr)

    Hey…victoria,
    robert pattinson is not ugly and he is not pale as milk, its make up…duh!!!
    P.S: i cant wait for the sequel to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rebecca

    OMG!!!!!TWILIGHT ROCKED!!!!!!!!!! the special effects could have been a little better but it still ROCKED!!!! and victoria… that seriously is makeup…jeezzz… i cant wait for new moon and eclipse and breaking dawn! ican tell that those are going to be soooooooooooooooo coooooooooool!!!!!!!!:):):):):):)

  • Rebecca

    OMG!!!!!TWILIGHT ROCKED!!!!!!!!!! the special effects could have been a little better but it still ROCKED!!!! and victoria… that seriously is makeup…jeezzz… i cant wait for new moon and eclipse and breaking dawn! ican tell that those are going to be soooooooooooooooo coooooooooool!!!!!!!!:):):):):):)

  • Ruth :) x x

    I love twilight it s so cool x x x
    Victoria it’ s make up by the way vampires aren t reallly real but the film does make you think that in some way !! x x

    I can’t wait until the sequel comes out i m so excited i reallly reallly want to see them now because i m obseesed !! x :)

  • Ruth :) x x

    I love twilight it s so cool x x x
    Victoria it’ s make up by the way vampires aren t reallly real but the film does make you think that in some way !! x x

    I can’t wait until the sequel comes out i m so excited i reallly reallly want to see them now because i m obseesed !! x :)