Stephen King Says Twilight Author Is "Not Very Good"; Twilight Director Decides To Write Her Own Book

Bestselling novelist and pop-culture writer Stephen King isn't a fan of Twilight author Stephanie Meyer. King tells USA Weekend that while both Rowling and Meyer are "speaking directly to young people, The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."

Talk about stating the obvious. Well it's nice to see someone with credibility not afraid to make this "unpopular" statement in public. I mean, authoring a popular book series can't be that hard right? Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is even jumping on the bandwagon. And I'm sure her book will instantly become a New York Times Bestseller.

It was announced today that the filmmaker will pen "Twilight: Director's Notebook – The Story of How We Made the Movie", which will hit stores on March 17th 2009. The book will take a look inside Hardwicke's actual production notebook, and according to the publisher, the book will take a look at "inside secrets on casting, location scouting and wardrobe to storyboard sketches, behind-the-scenes photographs, personal notes about Catherine's favorite scenes and much more." Wow exciting (yes, that was sarcasm). Even the book's official cover art looks... bad.

Thanks to /Film reader Allynd for the tip.

sources: yahoo and mtv