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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 jennifer dove on May 9, 2009 at 4:53pm
Are you kidding - Edward and Bella were cast well but the rest of the Cullen family???? Please!!!! Utterly disappointed. They're meant to be good looking and charismatic - they could all have been pulled in off the street. A bunch of mingers.
Comment by Grace Marie Swan on May 9, 2009 at 9:27am
Yay!! Catherine Hardwicke did A GREAT job casting, though!! GO EDWARD CULLEN! #1 EDWARD FAN!
Comment by E.SERIPAH HANIM on May 7, 2009 at 10:23am
agreed with u Elisa..the books really amazing and haunted! Hope to see David Slade incredible touch on this movie and maintain Stephenie Meyer creation. Dont make us dissapointed! good luck
Comment by Elisa on May 7, 2009 at 2:55am
I don't mind the different director's. I too just hope that they stick with the book version and not some hollywood version. The books are incredible!!
To all the directors out there..Don't mess with the perfection that Stephenie Meyer has created!! May your movies live up to the greatness of her writing!
Comment by Bella C. on May 6, 2009 at 9:58pm
I will be waiting patiently as I already know the ending as most of us do. I hope the movie lives up to the book, but NO movie is as good as the BOOK. Untill then I wait.... and re-read this wonderful (and best yet) collection.
Comment by Isabella Marie Swan/Cullen on May 6, 2009 at 4:43pm
GOOD LUCK David Slade!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Julie on May 6, 2009 at 2:54pm
For action, Eclipse is the best out of the series. A different director for each movie? Don't mind (I'll take my lead from Stephenie Meyer - if she's happy with the directors, then no worries). Eclipse is a fantastic look into the vampire psyche ... kind message to David Slade. Please don't mess this book up !!
Comment by Amy Gomez on May 6, 2009 at 10:38am
as long as they make the movies for the books i wil be really happy
Comment by SUNSHINE on May 6, 2009 at 4:15am
as long as the movie would make it the best movie at all times !! ahahahaha
Comment by Katie Ray on May 5, 2009 at 5:49pm
eeeppp!!!!!!!!! cnt wait though

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