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Announcement from Summit: DAVID SLADE TO DIRECT ECLIPSE!

Summit Entertainment announced today that David Slade has been hired to direct THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE from a screenplay written by Melissa Rosenberg. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, the third film in the studio’s TWILIGHT film franchise based on the Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster book series, will be released theatrically in North America on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. The announcement was made by Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Production.

Filmmaker Slade came to prominence as a director for his work on 2006’s engrossing film HARD CANDY starring Academy Award® Nominated actress Ellen Page as well as directing 2007’s genre hit 30 DAYS OF NIGHT which opened to number one at the box office its first weekend of release.

Feig said, “Stephenie Meyer’s ECLIPSE is a muscular, rich, vivid book and we at Summit looked long and hard for a director who could do it justice. We believe we have found that talent in David Slade, a director who has been able to create complex, visually arresting worlds. We cannot wait to see the ECLIPSE he brings to life and brings to the fans eagerly awaiting its arrival in summer of 2010.”

Meyer stated, “I am thrilled that David Slade will be directing ECLIPSE. He’s a visionary filmmaker who has so much to offer this franchise. From the beginning, we’ve been blessed with wonderful directorial talent for the Twilight Saga, and I’m so happy that ECLIPSE will be carrying on with that tradition.”

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Comment by isabella on April 24, 2009 at 4:00pm
that sucks for me cause i got school on that day still. oh well...... i can always watch it after scool. i bet it's gonna be crazy!
Comment by AJ on April 24, 2009 at 3:03pm
i personally dont think that they should release it on a wedn....oh, duh!!!! it will be summer time!
Comment by Karina on April 24, 2009 at 2:03pm
can wait to see the movie!!! Itès my favorite!!Hope it will be good...
Comment by Littlestrongheart on April 24, 2009 at 1:55pm
As with any large franchise (4books), each has a different feel, vision and set of situations and circumstances.
As with any set of sequels - the first is the one that introduces the characters and a plot, and starts to develop a life of its own. And, as in life, by the time the second comes around, things have changed and progressed, therefore the story changes and grows.
To ever say that one is better than another, is silly, each is a setting for events that change in the lives of the characters (that stay the same) - what we may like better in one book/movie, than others may be the action, love interest or blood shed, but it has to happen in a natural progression.
That is why (in film) a lot of sequels have different directors - each is different - like the books. Each (book and director) has its own flavor, vision, expectations, ideas and talent. It is not unheard of for there to be more than one director for sequels. There are very few that keep the same ones - Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson and Indiana Jones, Steven Spielberg. Even Star Wars had different directors (5 & 6) but 1-4 had George Lucas.
It will be an interesting process to see what each director brings to the table, and how each film reveals the vision and talent they put into it.
Comment by lorena pintado on April 24, 2009 at 1:14pm
can´t wait t see it
Comment by stephanie williams on April 24, 2009 at 10:49am
can't wait for new moon to come out on tape
Comment by Angelina Liu on April 24, 2009 at 10:30am
2010.。too LONG to wait...TT
Comment by Swan_Cullen_Mara on April 24, 2009 at 9:49am
uhm,., isn't possible that there is only one director from the beggining up to the last, is it??

-anyways, i don't really care who the director is, as long as the content of the book is there and the actors and actresses are not changed.,.,., haha!!!
Comment by Lynn Hazzard on April 24, 2009 at 9:28am
I can't wait till Eclipse comes out. As far as that goes can't wait for all of them to come out, New Moon, and Breaking Dawn. But why are you change director again?
Comment by Nikki on April 24, 2009 at 9:23am
I'm very concerned that these "visually arresting" directors will not be concerned with capturing the core of the Saga which is the love story and deep connections between all the characters. I wish Summit would keep Catherine on as at least an advising director for all the films. She held on tight to the real meaning behind the Saga.

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