Summit Puts New Editor On Eclipse

Splitting up 30 Days Of Night team

Entertainment Weekly’s Hollywood Insider blog says that Summit Entertainment has pulled editor Art Jones off of David Slade’s Eclipse, the third movie in The Twilight Saga. Nancy Richardson who edited the first Twilight film for Catherine Hardwicke has been brought on board.

Why is this of note? Despite the constant argument of whether or not Twilight is “horror” or not, David Slade (who helmed 30 Days Of Night) jumping on board to direct arguably the “darker” chapter of the vampire series was at the very least intriguing. Art Jones edited both Hard Candy and 30 Days Of Night for Slade and was consistent with the director’s style. Does bringing on the editor of the first Twilight mean the studio’s trying to steer it away from dark territory?

The studio suggests that they just needed a stronger edit and have more confidence in Richardson, who they say understands the emotion of the characters and is an ace at balancing action with the other elements of the film.

Eclipse opens June 30th, 2010.

Source: EW Hollywood Insider