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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

First official teaser poster
Directed by David Slade
Written by Melissa Rosenberg
(Screenplay)
Stephenie Meyer
(Novel)
Starring Kristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson
Taylor Lautner
Cinematography Javier Aguirresarobe
Distributed by Summit Entertainment
Release date(s) June 30, 2010 (2010-06-30)
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is an upcoming romantic-fantasy film scheduled for release on June 30, 2010.[1] 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 February 2009.[1] Directed by David Slade, the film will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, reprising their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black, respectively.[2] Melissa Rosenberg will be returning as screenwriter.[3] Rachelle Lefevre, who played Victoria in the previous two installments, will not be returning due to scheduling conflicts; instead, Bryce Dallas Howard will play Victoria.[4] It is the first Twilight film to be released in IMAX.[5]

Contents

Plot

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.[1]

Cast

The Cullens and the Swans

Quileute tribe

Nomadic vampires

The Volturi

Humans

Production

Development

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 Dawn.[35] 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 film.[36][37] Instead, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be helmed by director David Slade, with Melissa Rosenberg returning as screenwriter.[38]

In January 2010, an early draft of the film's script was leaked on the Internet.[39] The script presumably belonged to star Jackson Rathbone, as his name was watermarked across each page.[39]

Casting

Bryce 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.[40] Jodelle Ferland has been cast as the newly turned vampire, Bree.[22] Other new cast members include Xavier Samuel as Riley,[24] Jack Huston as Royce King II,[33] Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria,[41]Julia Jones as Leah Clearwater,[22] and Boo Boo Stewart as Seth Clearwater.[22]

Filming

Principal photography began on August 17 at Vancouver Film Studios[42][43] and ended on October 29, 2009.[44]

Sequel

Summit Entertainment announced in November 2008 that they had obtained the rights to the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer's series, Breaking Dawn.[45] 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: Eclipse.[46][47] Wyck 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."[48] 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 back-to-back."[49]

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