Weitz To Quit Hollywood
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON director CHRIS WEITZ will retire from Hollywood after just one more movie.
Weitz, who also made About A Boy and The Golden Compass, admits he has been put off filmmaking by the bureaucracy of big movie studios and he'd rather spend his time relaxing and learning new skills.
He tells MovieMaker magazine, "Every time I make a movie I'm pretty much convinced it's the last time I'm going to be able to do it and that really it's a rather silly occupation to undertake. But I think I have maybe one more film in me."
Weitz is preparing to start work on new movie The Gardener, inspired by classic Italian movie The Bicycle Thief, and he's happy for the project to be his swansong.
He adds, "I feel that if I were to do this one film, I'd feel okay just sitting back and reading. I'd really like to read some books. It sounds ridiculous, but I'd really like to be a better surfer. I'd like to learn to speak Spanish fluently; I'd like to travel around, live in Italy; I'd like to learn kung fu...
"It's nice to make movies, but it's also really hard."