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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 Katie Ray on May 5, 2009 at 5:49pm
ugg... There SO need to be a female director!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by miKan lacanilao on May 5, 2009 at 9:42am
please.. make it the BEST movie of the year.. don't let the fans to be upset.. thank's.. we'll support you!! good luck
Comment by Camelia on May 5, 2009 at 3:28am
http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/05/03/eclipse-director-david-slade-on-twilight-just-shoot-me/
Comment by Camelia on May 5, 2009 at 3:27am
David Slade.. so WRONG:
just check this http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/05/03/eclipse-director-david-slade-on-twilight-just-shoot-me/
Comment by Martina Herrera on May 4, 2009 at 8:32pm
i can't wait for the next movie to ome out
Comment by CarleyCullen** on May 4, 2009 at 5:04pm
i also love paramore when they first came out!!! Hailey is awesome
Comment by CarleyCullen** on May 4, 2009 at 5:00pm
did u like the old director for TWILIGHT because my sister and i didn't
Comment by Heather Richardson on May 4, 2009 at 4:53pm
Why oh why would Summt pick a director who was so openly abnoxious about Twilight ie David Slade - if he still 'doesn't get it' that whilst Twilight has a carefully constructed vampire world seen by the audience through the relationships between the worlds and between Bella and Edward then what in 'the complex visually world' is he doing directing it...
Comment by Gaby on May 4, 2009 at 1:58am
I hope all the actors stay the same but i know sometimes it just doesn't happen....
but OMG keep Robert!!!!!
anyways it will come out great...man gotta wait couple months for New Moon... now gotta wait a yr for Eclipse... Jesus ur tryin to kill me!...lol
Comment by Courtney Rice on May 4, 2009 at 12:47am
I agree with "Liked the books". To stay true to Breaking Dawn, the movie would need to be rated R. It may alienate younger fans, but they can always go with a chaperone. In order to give it a PG-13 rating, they would need to water the story down a bit and that wouldn't do it justice. It's supposed to be the last book - it can't leave us wanting more! Besides, us older fans want MORE of the good stuff (bring on the passion)!! ;)

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