Eclipse Press Release

Aug 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

Here is the official press release from Summit concerning Eclipse!


Vancouver, BC – August 18, 2009 – Summit Entertainment announced today that it has commenced principal photography on THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE directed by David Slade (30 DAYS OF NIGHT, HARD CANDY) from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg.  Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will reprise their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black.  The third film in the studio’s TWILIGHT film franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster book series, will be released theatrically in North America on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

Along with director David Slade, several new actors are joining the TWILIGHT family including Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria, Xavier Samuel as Riley, Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria, Jack Huston as Royce King, Julia Jones as Leah, BooBoo Stewart as Seth, and Jodelle Ferland as Bree.

Also continuing in the saga as The Cullen Family are Ashley Greene as Alice, Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Kellan Lutz as Emmett, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, and Jackson Rathbone as Jasper.  Billy Burke also returns as Charlie Swan.  THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is filming on location in Vancouver, BC.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE brings back members of the Quileute Indian Nation; the classmates of Bella and Edward; and the legendary Volturi, a venerable coven of vampires who weigh and impose the laws of the vampire world.  A cast list for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE appears at the end of this document.

In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: 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.

About the TWILIGHT film series
The TWILIGHT film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away.  But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together…even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires.

The action-packed, modern day vampire love story and blockbuster success TWILIGHT was released in theatres on November 21, 2008.  The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON directed by Chris Weitz and starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, will be released November 20, 2009.

Melissa Rosenberg wrote the scripts for all three films in The TWILIGHT film series.


Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black

Cullen Family
Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen
Peter Facinelli as Dr. Carlisle
Elizabeth Reaser as Esme Cullen
Kellan Lutz as Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale
Jackson Rathbone as Jasper Hale

Wolf Pack
Chaske Spencer as Sam Uley
Bronson Pelletier as Jared
Alex Meraz as Paul
Kiowa Gordon as Embry Call
Tyson Houseman as Quil Ateara

Other Quileutes
Gil Birmingham as Billy Black
Tinsel Korey as Emily

Nomad Vampires
Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria

Cameron Bright as Alec
Charlie Bewley as Demetri
Daniel Cudmore as Felix
Dakota Fanning as Jane

Additional Returning Cast Members
Billy Burke as Charlie Swan
Sarah Clarke as Renee Dwyer
Anna Kendrick as Jessica
Michael Welch as Mike
Christian Serratos as Angela
Justin Chon as Eric

New Cast Members
Xavier Samuel as Riley
Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria
Jack Huston as Royce King
Julia Jones as Leah Clearwater
BooBoo Stewart as Seth Clearwater
Jodelle Ferland as Bree

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13 Comments to “Eclipse Press Release”

  1. Kitzia says:

    aro isnt on the list…

  2. Laura says:

    Aro isn’t in Eclipse… Remember? The three O.G. Volturi STAY in Italy. We don’t see him again until Breaking Dawn.

    And you call yourself a Twilight fan?


  3. Judith Akufo says:

    At least they are finally revealing that Jodelle Ferland is playing Bree. Wow Summit, we would never of guessed

  4. 93 days 'till New Moon! says:

    I brain-farted on the Aro thing too… I forgot we were talking about Eclipse! lol I suppose it’s more that I REALLY wanted this to be a press release for Breaking Dawn (sigh)

  5. 93 days 'till New Moon! says:

    But they DID forget Old Quil… he tells the story of the cold ones and the third wife, which is VERY important to how Eclipse ends…

  6. Jess S. says:

    Furious that they recasted Rachelle, but I went to sleep away camp the day after I found out and one of the head staff heard me talking about it and was like oh yeah I grew up with her in Montreal, we went to school together I freaked out and was screaming o.m.g I was so excited. The new people on the cast list look ok the boy playing seth looks asian not native american, and he’s my age!

  7. Kitzia says:

    haha yea i remember now sorry about that

  8. shannon says:

    ok am i the only who hasn’t notice wheres Ben Ang’s bf he has not been mention at all in any movie so far are they even casting him. Other then that it looks really good and im really excited this year is going to be a great year for twilight movies woot!!!

  9. Mrs. Taylor Lautner says:

    y do they have a new director every time?

  10. Michele Celine says:

    What happened to the other girl who was going to play Leah? I really liked her. Alas….

  11. Isabel says:

    Michele Celine, you mean Camilla Belle? Yeah, I liked her better too. And I’m suuuuuper pissed with Their choice for Seth. Seth is supposed to be cute and like not Asian??? And he gets to be like 16 at one point, right? Not 14. He better beef up…
    Other than that, I guess it’ll be okay…

  12. Jasmine says:

    I’m super pissed about the whole Rachelle being re-cast thing!!!! I mean Rachelle was really into the whole Twilight fandom! Why her?!?! 🙁

    Other than that I’m pretty happy with the new casting roles.

    Jazz (Team Cullen!)

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