Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Eclipse Movie Directed by David Slade

Summit Entertainment is one more time changing director for Eclipse, the third Twilight movie. Indeed, Summit announced today that David Slade has been hired to direct the Twilight Saga Eclipse, aka Twilight 3. So Chris Weitz who is working on New Moon won't helm Eclipse (officially it's because of a conflicting agenda, he would be too busy working on New Moon...)

Filmmaker David Slade once brought us '30 Days of Night' so he is no newbie when it's about Vampire movies. Here he is:
Director David Slade
For sure he knows to make vampire movies, just check this trailer of 30 Days of Night:

But I have some doubt about his ability to properly adapt Eclipse... I mean sure, he will make a great Vampire movie, but the Twilight Saga is also about love...

Below a few words from Stehenie Meyer and Summit Entertaiment about David Slade directing the movie Eclipse:

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.
Stephenie Meyer

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.
Erik Feig, Summit's President of Production.

Let's hope that Director Slade will respect Stephenie Meyer's novel, and that the movie Eclipse will be more than a simple vampire movie: what David Slade has to bring us is definitely a ROMANTIC vampire movie!

What do you think about David Slade helming the movie Twilight Eclipse? Any advice to the new director for him to better adapt Eclipse?