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Twilight: David Slade to direct 3rd movie, ‘Eclipse’ April 23, 2009

Posted by Diana McCabe in Entertainment.
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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that David Slade will direct The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third movie based on the wildly popular teen vamp books by Stephenie Meyer. It is expected to be released June 30, 2010. Slade, who directed “30 david_slade_001Days of Night” takes over after Chris Weitz finishes with this year’s second Twilight installment — New Moon, expected to debut Nov. 20, 2009.

Earlier this year, other names had popped up for the directing spot, including Drew Barrymore .

“I am thrilled that David Slade will be directing ‘Eclipse,'” “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer said in a statement announcing the director’s appointment, reports MTV. “He’s a visionary filmmaker who has so much to offer this franchise. From the beginning, we’ve been blessed with wonderful directorial talent for the Twilight Saga, and I’m so happy that ‘Eclipse’ will be carrying on with that tradition.”

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