Well, it’s official. The rumor-mill began rumbling yesterday that the acclaimed director of 30 Days of Night and Hard Candy, David Slade, was close to signing on to direct the third chapter in the Twilight saga, Eclipse. Today Slade has signed the dotted line.
Summit Entertainment made the official announcement today. “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,” says Summit head Erik Feig. “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.”
The only bad news? Now staunch Twilight opposers (myself included) will probably have to sit through the first two in order to know what’s going on by the time we get to Slade’s entry. Joy.
Look for Eclipse in theatres June 30, 2010.
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