Twilight sequels ‘New Moon’ and ‘Eclipse’ coming out seven months apart
Well, now we know what Catherine Hardwicke meant when she said she turned down directing the sequels to Twilight because of a "punishing schedule".
Twilight opened on the pre-Thanksgiving weekend last year and will do the same this year with sequel The Twilight Saga’s New Moon (yes, that’s what they’re named now) but The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse is now scheduled to open Wednesday, June 30, 2010, laying claim to the 4th of July weekend. That’s a fast production schedule for theatrical movies.
On the other hand, maybe they just don’t want the actors– or the target audience– to outgrow the films in the time it might normally take to make them.