Slade to Direct Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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Summit Entertainment announced today that David Slade has been hired to direct The Twilight Saga: Eclipse from a screenplay written by Melissa Rosenberg.

The film is the third in Summit Entertainment’s Twilight film franchise based on the Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster book series. It will be released theatrically in North America on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

Slade’s credits include Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night.

In “Eclipse,” Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. 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 is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

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