Oh, this should be fun...
I'm not sure if there's wank over this anywhere, so I'm posting this here instead of clairvoyantwank.
Courtesy of ONTD, it looks like Catherine Hardwicke has been fired from the Twilight franchise:
I hated the book and have no interest in seeing the film, but still, that seems a bit harsh. Didn't the film do well at the box office?
ETA: Via holyheadharpy in the comments, an official announcement of Hardwicke's departure is here.
ETA #2:Now comes an article from Variety that is starting to make the fandom nervous. According to Variety, part of the reason for Hardwicke's departure is serious creative differences over the story for New Moon. Namely, Summit want more RPattz in the film, and Hardwicke disagreed. Also, they want the next film out ASAP:
The problem that stalled negotiations was that Hardwicke had strong opinions about what to do with the next installment, and so did Summit. The debate was how to focus the adaptation of the second book, which deals more with giant werewolves than vampires, as well as the long depression of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), after her vampire lover (Rob Pattinson) leaves her. One issue was how to get more of teen heartthrob Pattinson into the film. (Rosenberg has figured out a device to achieve this.) But Hardwicke, burned out from her "Twilight" labors, simply wasn't willing to jam this movie with a script that still needed months of development.
lion_lamb react to the news. Depending on how this all goes, it might be time to move this up to one of the wank coms soon. Anyone brave enough to go looking for how this is playing out in the fandom?