New Moon Rises for Weitz

Golden Compass director, Chris Weitz, up for Twilight sequel.

Chris Weitz, writer-director of “The Golden Compass,” may be ditching talking polar bears to for smooching vampires.

According to reports, Summit Entertainment may have offered the directing gig on the Twilight sequel, “New Moon,” to Weitz.

While there is no “official confirmation” yet, souces suggest that Weitz is considering an offer extended by his pal Eric Feig, president of production at Summit. If Weitz accepts, he might also direct the third film, “Eclipse,” which will likely be shot back-to-back with “New Moon”.

The first instalment in the vampire flick “Twilight” hits Irish cinemas December 19th.