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Twilight Director Gearing Up for Sequel

11/26/2008 at 12:00 PM EST

Twilight Director Gearing Up for Sequel
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
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Attention Twilighters: All major actors from the megahit vampire flick have signed on for the 2010 sequel New Moon and the Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is getting ready for the next film.

The pending sequel, which centers on mortal heroine Bella (Kristen Stewart) and werewolf Jacob's (Taylor Lautner) growing friendship, has many fans worried whether fan favorite Lautner will be prepared to step into his enormous werewolf shoes.

"I've got this to say about Taylor. He told me the other day that he had gained 14 pounds since I last saw him," Hardwicke told USA Today. "He's only 16. I think he's chanting to make himself grow."

Of Twilight, which pulled in a whopping $70 million in its first week at the box office, Hardwicke says she feels she fulfilled fan's expectations.

"I do think we create our own world. We got that right," she says. "And the sexual tension between Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella was important to make it feel as if it were the book coming to life."

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