It's just a rumor at this point, but word was leaked on the internet that Summit Entertainment, who will be releasing a movie based on Stephenie Meyer's #1 New York Times best-selling novel Twilight on December 12, has also optioned the movie rights to the second novel in the series, New Moon, with plans to adapt it for release in December '09.
This would confirm what Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey told Ryan Rotten back in March which you can read here, saying that the script for the sequel was ready to go:
"The goal is, we've got the [sequel] script ready to go and come December we want to shoot it for about the same time - for the weather and stuff we don't want to be in the heat of the winter. Obviously, you know the next book and know we can go out into the sun a little bit more. Hopefully, we'll have it ready to go and ready to start prepping for the beginning of next year."
The popular love story between a high school girl and a young vampire who hasn't aged in 90 years is being adapted by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) although there's no word if she'll continue onto the sequel as well.
Stay tuned for more information as we get it.