Fearnet interviewed New Moon director Chris Weitz about the upcoming DVD release, inheriting a cast from Catherine Hardwicke and much more.
The prospect of putting any effects-heavy movie together is a momentous task, but especially so when you’re dealing with a sequel to Twilight New Moon, the 2009 follow-up to Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of the Stephenie Meyer novel of the same name, required more of everything – characters, actors, story, and especially effects. FEARnet recently caught up with New Moon director Chris Weitz to discuss the film’s forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray; in addition to delving into all of those technical challenges, Weitz revealed a few new tidbits about the film and if given the opportunity, his thoughts about directing the series’ fourth installment, Breaking Dawn.
FEARnet: Listening to the commentary during the scene where Edward makes his speech about Romero & Juliet in school, you said that you should probably shut up and just let Robert Pattinson talk. But what was your actual approach when you came in to produce the bonus materials on this DVD and Blu-ray, given the fact that although you were joking that might partially be true?
Chris Weitz: Well, it’s funny because it’s very difficult to talk about cutting any scene with Edward or Taylor because I know that the fans can’t imagine why you wouldn’t have a three-hour version of the movie. So I have to be very diplomatic and careful as to how I explain how a certain scene was cut a certain way in order for the flow of the story. To a lot of Twilight fans, less is never more. So it’s funny that when [editor] Peter Lambert I’m doing the commentary, it’s like a couple of old guys interrupting the viewing of the movie. But of course, they have the option of just turning us off, so I’d like to think that for the very few people who actually want to hear anything that I have to say about the movie, we’re there for them.
Read the entire interview here.