This weekend it was announced that Catherine Hardwicke was fired from New Moon, the sequel to Summit Entertainment’s smash hit Twilight. The same source that broke that news, Deadline Hollywood, reports that Chris Weitz has been offered the opportunity to not only direct NEW MOON, but also Eclipse, the third adaptation in the four book franchise by Stephenie Meyer. The site reports that Weitz is considering the offer and that he might direct NEW MOON and ECLIPSE back-to-back (awesome, pound e’m out and get ‘em out of our lives). Why this choice is interesting is because Weitz recently directed THE GOLDEN COMPASS for New Line Cinema, which was one of the potential reasons for their downfall. Watch for official news this week.