Friday, December 12, 2008

Things I Love Update: Harry Potter, Twilight

Harry Potter: The Exhibition may be coming to a city near you! Get a first-hand look at all iconic props and costumes from the Harry Potter movie franchise - the international tour starts in April 30th at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and will be in Chi-town till September 7, 2009. Tickets are already on sale - $26 for adults, $19 for children, and $25 for senior citizens. The exhibit will be updated as the newer films come out.

After "firing" Catherine Hardwicke, EW is reporting that Summit Entertainment has officially passed the Twilight franchise torch to director Chris Weitz, who is expected to start production for New Moon (book two in the Twilight series). Chris Weitz has most recently directed The Golden Compass, which got mixed reviews. He is better known for working with his brother (Paul Weitz), on comedy films such as American Pie and About a Boy.

After all that drama with New Moon's upcoming production (as well as the issue about recasting the role of Jacob Black), I just want them to start production already! But it'll be a lot riding on Chris Weitz's back, especially since the Twilight series are considered to be more for girls, and if he effs it up, a whole army of Twilight fans will be sure to make his life a living hell..


sang said...

ah. just what you wanted. a new director.