Statement released from Summit:
Summit Entertainment is in pre-production of New Moon, and to contain costs, the studio is filming the third book, Eclipse, back to back. Catherine Hardwicke will not direct. Filming begins on New Moon in March 2009, and will continue right through completion of Eclipse. Casting addresses at Acting Info.
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, CA Portland, OR
Kristen Stewart – Bella Swan,
Taylor Lautner – Jacob Black,
Robert Pattinson – Edward Cullen
Billy Burke – Charlie Swan.
Story outline: As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with
Jacob, knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?