Rumors are swirling that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke may not be back for the sequel film New Moon.
In my opinion, this is potentially a good thing. The only previous work of Hardwicke’s I’ve seen is The Nativity Story, and, well, that film managed to make the miraculous, world-changing birth of Jesus look boring–so I’m certainly open to a change of directors here.
Who should replace her? Patricia Rozema. Rozema has already proved she has the courage to depart creatively from written source material, and that’s a quality that’s going to be needed for any adaptation of New Moon. So what if the fangirls riot? They’ll thank her later.