David Slade slated for third ‘Twilight’

Director set for next film in franchise 'Eclipse'

Summit Entertainment has tapped David Slade to direct “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third film in the vampire franchise.

Summit made the announcement Wednesday afternoon following months of speculation over which helmer would handle “Eclipse,” which has a release date of June 30, 2010.

Summit’s opted for a different director on each “Twilight” pic. Chris Weitz replaced “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke on “New Moon.” Production recently started on “New Moon,” with the key thesps — Robert Pattinson as Edward, Kristen Stewart as Bella and Taylor Lautner as Jacob — reprising their roles.

“New Moon” is set to open Nov. 20. Melissa Rosenberg, who penned the “Twilight” and “New Moon” scripts, has been writing “Eclipse,” in which Bella is forced to choose between Edward and Jacob.

Slade’s credits include 2006’s “Hard Candy” and 2007’s “30 Days of Night.”

More Film

  • Get Hard

    Writer Claims 'Get Hard' Ripped Off His 'Prison 101' Idea

    Summit Entertainment has tapped David Slade to direct “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third film in the vampire franchise. Summit made the announcement Wednesday afternoon following months of speculation over which helmer would handle “Eclipse,” which has a release date of June 30, 2010. Summit’s opted for a different director on each “Twilight” pic. Chris […]

  • Charles Rivkin

    CineAsia: Charles Rivkin Looks to Asia as Locomotive for Theatrical Cinema

    Summit Entertainment has tapped David Slade to direct “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third film in the vampire franchise. Summit made the announcement Wednesday afternoon following months of speculation over which helmer would handle “Eclipse,” which has a release date of June 30, 2010. Summit’s opted for a different director on each “Twilight” pic. Chris […]

  • Tax Plan Strikes Fear Among Below

    Hollywood's Below-the-Line Workers Anxious About New Tax Plans

    Summit Entertainment has tapped David Slade to direct “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third film in the vampire franchise. Summit made the announcement Wednesday afternoon following months of speculation over which helmer would handle “Eclipse,” which has a release date of June 30, 2010. Summit’s opted for a different director on each “Twilight” pic. Chris […]

  • Detective Pikachu

    Film News Roundup: Live-Action 'Detective Pikachu' Gets 2019 Release

    Summit Entertainment has tapped David Slade to direct “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third film in the vampire franchise. Summit made the announcement Wednesday afternoon following months of speculation over which helmer would handle “Eclipse,” which has a release date of June 30, 2010. Summit’s opted for a different director on each “Twilight” pic. Chris […]

  • Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in

    Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in Saudi Arabia

    Summit Entertainment has tapped David Slade to direct “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third film in the vampire franchise. Summit made the announcement Wednesday afternoon following months of speculation over which helmer would handle “Eclipse,” which has a release date of June 30, 2010. Summit’s opted for a different director on each “Twilight” pic. Chris […]

  • SPENCER LOCKE as Melissa Rainier in

    CineAsia: Sony Applies Haptic Technology to 'Insidious: The Last Key' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Summit Entertainment has tapped David Slade to direct “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third film in the vampire franchise. Summit made the announcement Wednesday afternoon following months of speculation over which helmer would handle “Eclipse,” which has a release date of June 30, 2010. Summit’s opted for a different director on each “Twilight” pic. Chris […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to Dominant Social Media Buzz

    Summit Entertainment has tapped David Slade to direct “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third film in the vampire franchise. Summit made the announcement Wednesday afternoon following months of speculation over which helmer would handle “Eclipse,” which has a release date of June 30, 2010. Summit’s opted for a different director on each “Twilight” pic. Chris […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content