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Robert Pattinson in 'Twilight'Ever since the news broke that “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke wasn’t going to return for “New Moon” and the other sequels, the hit movie’s rabid fanbase has been frantically tossing out names to replace her. Just yesterday, we examined a few possible candidates, including some very real possibilities and others who are more hopeful longshots.

Now, Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that “About a Boy” filmmaker Chris Weitz has been offered the keys to the franchise. The 39-year-old filmmaker got his big break producing all those “American Pie” movies, and is perhaps best respected for his 2002 Hugh Grant flick “About a Boy.” Read More...

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Steampunk is in the air this week at MTV News, so when author Neil Gaiman popped by our office to talk to us about "The Graveyard Book" (much, much more on that later), we had to ask him about being cited as a steampunk influence. Turns out, not only was he highly knowledgeable about the subject, but also, a bit of a fan.

"I've noticed that 'Neverwhere' gets pointed to as a seminal steampunk text," Gaiman said, "which I think is always very sweet of them."

Gaiman said that unlike movements like cyberpunk, which announced itself, "steampunk is one of these odd movements that sort of happened in retrospect." Read More...

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