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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is an
upcoming romantic-fantasy film scheduled for release on June
30, 2010. It
is based on Stephenie Meyer's Eclipse and will be the third
installment of The Twilight Saga
film series, following 2008's Twilight and 2009's New
Moon. Summit Entertainment greenlit the film in
Directed by David
Slade, the film will star Kristen Stewart, Robert
Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, reprising their roles as
Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and
Rosenberg will be returning as screenwriter. Rachelle
Lefevre, who played Victoria in the previous
two installments, will not be returning due to scheduling
conflicts; instead, Bryce Dallas Howard will play
It is the first Twilight film to be released in IMAX.
Summit Entertainment released a plot summary of The Twilight
Saga: Eclipse on February 20, 2009, which states:
||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.
Cullens and the Swans
Stewart as Bella
Swan, who finds herself surrounded by danger and targeted by
the vengeful vampire Victoria. In the meantime, she must choose
between her love for vampire Edward Cullen and werewolf Jacob
Pattinson as Edward Cullen, Bella's vampire boyfriend
who can read minds, except for Bella's.
Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen, a
compassionate doctor who acts as a father figure to the Cullen
Reaser as Esme Cullen, a loving
mother figure of the Cullen clan.
Greene as Alice Cullen, a member of
the Cullen family who can see "subjective" visions of the future
and who is close friends with Bella.
Alice is involved in a fight sequence that Greene calls "Cirque du
- Kellan Lutz as
Emmett Cullen, the
strongest member of the Cullen family.
- Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale, the most
beautiful member of the Cullen family.
Reed says she is looking forward to sharing her character's
backstory in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: "I shot an entire
sequence in the 1930s. ...And it's intercut between a really
amazing scene and moment that I have with Bella. ...It gives me the
opportunity to explain myself."
Rathbone as Jasper Hale, a member of
the Cullen coven who trains his family on how to fight newborn
vampires and can control/manipulate emotions.
The film also explores Jasper's backstory as a human during the American
Civil War before he was turned into a vampire.
- Billy Burke as Charlie Swan, Bella's
and Forks' Chief of Police.
Lautner as Jacob
Bella's best friend and a member of the Quileute tribe, who loves Bella.
Spencer as Sam Uley, the leader of a
werewolf pack that protects humans against predatory vampires.
- Tinsel Korey
as Emily Young, Sam's fiancée
and a mother figure to the wolf pack.
Houseman as Quil Ateara, one of Jacob's
best friends and a member of the wolf pack.
- Alex Meraz as Paul, a volatile member of
the wolf pack.
- Kiowa Gordon
as Embry Call, one of Jacob's
best friends and a member of the wolf pack.
Pelletier as Jared, the joker of the
- Julia Jones as Leah Clearwater,
the only female member of the werewolf pack.
- Boo Boo
Stewart as Seth Clearwater,
Leah's younger brother.
Birmingham as Billy Black,
Jacob's father and a Quileute elder.
In early November 2008, Summit announced that they had attained
the rights to the remaining books in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series: New
Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking
In February 2009, Summit confirmed that they would begin working on
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. On the same day, it was
announced that since New Moon director Chris Weitz would be in
post-production for New Moon when The Twilight Saga:
Eclipse began shooting, he would not be directing the third
Instead, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be helmed by
Slade, with Melissa Rosenberg returning as
In January 2010, an early draft of the film's script was leaked
on the Internet.
The script presumably belonged to star Jackson Rathbone, as his
name was watermarked across each page.
Dallas Howard will be replacing Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria. Summit
Entertainment attributed the change to scheduling conflicts, and
Lefevre responded that she was "stunned" and "greatly saddened" by
the decision. Jodelle Ferland
has been cast as the newly turned vampire, Bree.
Other new cast members include Xavier Samuel as Riley,
Jack Huston as Royce
Catalina Sandino Moreno as
Maria,Julia Jones as Leah Clearwater,
and Boo Boo
Stewart as Seth Clearwater.
Principal photography began on
August 17 at Vancouver Film Studios and
ended on October 29, 2009.
Summit Entertainment announced in
November 2008 that they had obtained the rights to the fourth book
Meyer's series, Breaking Dawn.
Though Summit has not yet officially greenlit the project, stars Robert
Pattinson and Ashley Greene have stated that there are
plans for a Breaking Dawn film and that production is
expected to begin after the completion of The Twilight Saga:
Godfrey, producer of the previous films in the series, said,
"...it's a little overwhelming to really think in a detailed manner
of how we're going to crack this, but we have every intention to
make Breaking Dawn." When
talking about Taylor Lautner's next film for Summit Entertainment,
producer Wyck Godfrey stated, "Lautner will reprise his role of
Jacob in "Breaking Dawn" beginning in late 2010, and it is likely
that the final book will be divided into two films that will shoot
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