Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's Official David Slade Will Direct "Eclipse"

David Slade has been hired by Summit to direct "Eclipse", the third film in the Twilight Saga. He has previously directed 30 Days of Night & Hard Candy. The following is from Summit Entertainment:

Los Angeles, CA April 22, 2009 - 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.

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."

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."

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.

In ECLIPSE, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to
choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

How do you feel about this? Good, bad, or not sure?

~Kim C


Cullen Hiney Tingles said...

I have not seen any of his work. Will have to research his movies.

Stacy said...

I dont know this director, but I wish that they could pick a sign director and stick with that one director to finish the series, for continuities sake. Sheesh, it isnt like it is that long of a commitment, they will be done in 2 years at the rate they are going. Oh well, I hope Summit knows what they are doing.

JessH said...

I really liked "30 Days Of Night" and "Hard Candy", so hopefully Slade does well with "Eclipse". This is my favorite book of the series, so I have high hopes for it.

Hazel Designs said...

I'm just so thankful it's not Drew Barrymore.