Catherine Hardwicke, the female director of the insanely successful Twilight film has announced that she won't be directing its sequel, New Moon.
"I am sorry that due to timing I will not have the opportunity to direct New Moon. Directing Twilight has been one of the great experiences of my life, and I am grateful to the fans for their passionate support of the film. I wish everyone at Summit [Entertainment] the best with the sequel - it is a great story."
Timing issues? How much do you want to bet that it was money issues...
A replacement director has not yet been named. The targeted release date for New Moon will be late 2009/early 2010.
Source: TV Guide