Hardwicke turned down Twilight sequel
Twilight filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke is "devastated" she won't be directing the smash hit film's sequel New Moon - but insists it was her decision to pull out of the running.
The moviemaker scored the biggest debut ever for a female director when the bloodsucking love story shot to number one in the U.S. box office chart with takings of £49 million in late November (08).
But Hardwicke has now revealed the truth behind the rumours - claiming it was her choice to drop out, as she was not willing to make the movie under a tight deadline and with budget constraints.
She says, "I was devastated. I really did feel a strong connection to the people around the world that liked the movie - and to Stephenie (Meyer, Twilight author) and the actors. But I just didn't think I could make a good movie under those circumstances."
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