Friday, February 20, 2009

Eclipse Movie

EclipseSummit Entertainment is already planning the production of the third movie of the Twilight saga. The movie Eclipse, aka Twilight 3, is tentatively scheduled for June 30, 2010. No wonder that Summit wants to fast-track the movie Eclipse: so many fans are waiting for their Twilight fix! Also, by locking in an early deal on this Eclipse movie, Summit Entertainment is hedging against Stephenie Meyer asking for more money later.

Plot - Synopsis:

"As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. 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 has one more decision to make: life or death."

The official title of Twilight 3 should be in line with New Moon's, so we may fairly bet that it will be titled The Twilight Saga Eclipse.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner back for The Twilight Saga Eclipse MovieIt is clear that Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner will reprise their roles in Eclipse, respectively as Bella the moody young lady, Edward Cullen the Vampire, and Jacob Black the newly assumed Werewolf.

But Director Chris Weitz is unlikely to helm the third Twilight movie because of a conflicting agenda: Weitz will still be working on the post-production of the movie New Moon when filming of Eclipse will begin.

Let's hope that if there is again (!) a new director, that he will respect the legacy of the first two movies and that he stay faithful to Stephenie Meyer's book! But I don't worry too much about that: Twilight fans are stakeholders with a real influence and Stephenie Meyer will act as the ultimate guardian of the Twilight saga.

I suppose that as usual they will to make a trade off though: a movie adaptation can't go in the details as much as a novel does. So apart from the main plot, what detail of the novel do you think should absolutely be part of the movie Eclipse?