Tuesday, May 5, 2009

David Slade Eats His Words, but not in the sadistic fashion for which he's known...

David Slade, director of Eclipse, issued this statement to the Lexicon:

When I made these comments, I had neither seen the film nor read the books. I was promoting a comedy short film that I had made for Xbox and every pop culture subject was seen as a possible comedy target. I was being silly and none of the statements were from the heart.

Of course, I have since seen the movie and read the books and was quickly consumed with the rich storytelling and the beautifully honest characters that Stephenie Meyer created.

I would like to reassure everyone involved that I am invested in making the best film that I am humanly capable of, and that I am acutely aware of the power of the original books we serve.

Please be rest assured this statement is absolutely from the heart.

http://www.black-magic.co.nz/home/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/slade.jpgThanks to the Twilight Examiner for this nugget, and to Slade's people for catching it so quickly and evading a potential outbreak of MORE rabid Twilighters... we thank you!


  1. David, the problem is you would have never retracted your statements if you had not been offered the job as director. I can't believe summit would offer you the job in the first place. I'm not buying what you're selling man.

  2. I had pretty the same opinion as him until i actually saw the movie and read the books. It had nothing to do with twilight itself more the hype.