Thursday, April 23, 2009

Eclipse: A primer for novices and a couple deets that Twilighters may not know...

With the concrete knowledge of David Slade heading up Eclipse comes a primer from Moviefone:

Vampires are old hat for David Slade.
After proving he could create a nuanced thriller with the Ellen Page-starrer 'Hard Candy,' Slade showed his affinity for vamps with 2008's blood-soaked romp '30 Days of Night.' So although he's a relatively untested director with only two features under his belt, Slade has the experience where it counts. Expect his 'Twilight' go-around to be spectacle-driven and perhaps a wee bit more hardcore on the violence. (YAY!)

The Edward-Bella-Jacob love triangle will come to a head.
In the third book -- and thus the third film -- Bella Swann (Kristen Stewart) is forced to choose between vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Who will she choose? C'mon, you know.

Melissa Rosenberg is writing the screenplay.
Though the director has changed on each successive flick in the 'Twilight' saga -- Catherine Hardwicke directed the first, Paul Weitz took over on 'New Moon' -- screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has been a constant. With the scripts for 'Twilight' and 'New Moon' under her belt, Rosenberg is already cranking on her adaptation of 'Eclipse.' And it's a good thing, too, because ...

'Eclipse' is set to hit theaters in little more than a year.
The next two 'Twilight' installments have boldly set not-too-distant release dates: 'New Moon' is set to rise in theaters on Nov. 20, 2009, while a total 'Eclipse' of the box office is scheduled to occur when the third chapter in the Edward-Bella saga bows on June 30, 2010.

MovieFone's "Unscripted" interview about Twilight- an oldie but goodie!


  1. For a second there I was thinking 'David Spade directs movies? Really? How good could he possibly be?'

    Sigh. I need to learn to read one of these days, lol.

  2. Haha- you sound like me- I have a serious case of ADD- scan, move on, scan, move on... I'm a half-ass control freak. Seriously.

  3. I swear every effing time i see something that makes me say "wow i have something to say about THAT," jj has already beaten me to the punch. although i had seen a picture of this guy and i KNOW he isn't david spade - lol!

    i actually rented "hard candy" a while back but didn't end up watching it because it looked really dark and i wasn't in the mood... i DID see "30 days of night" - DH loves a good horror flick! it wasn't terrible; the story wasn't fantastic but there wasn't anything that made me say "wow this really bites!" [um, pun intended, i guess!]

    : )