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Eclipse getting reshoots with one of the previous Twilight directors instead of David Slade?

04.14.2010

Let's face it. The TWILIGHT saga is not known for avant-garde filmmaking.

However, some may say that hiring David Slade to direct the third film in the series, ECLIPSE was the best idea for the saga thus far.

Apparently Summit doesn't like when good ideas and TWILIGHT come together. It's being said that the studio is very quietly assembling the cast and crew for some reshoots in Vancouver--without David Slade.

There's talk that Slade and Summit may not be on the greatest of terms, even though back in January he addressed this issue on his Twitter account saying, "Bah paranoid people, the good people at Summit and I get on great. I just don't know when the trailer will be released." But that was back in January, so there's been a decent amount of time for things to turn sour.

Due to those creative differences, one of the previous directors, Catherine Hardwicke or Chris Weitz may be the one doing the reshoots for several "key" scenes. That opportunity may go to Hardwicke who is already in Vancouver shooting THE GIRL WITH THE RED RIDING HOOD with Amanda Seyfried. Also, Hardwicke is supposedly looking for studio space to do the reshoots in as well. Whoever does the reshoots will have to work around Robert Pattinson's schedule since he is currently filming BEL AMI in England.

This is most likely some story to add extra publicity for the film. Slade will probably come back and finish up his film. He's a pretty blunt guy and I have a feeling if there were some problems he'd would have addressed them via his Twitter.

Extra Tidbit: Did you guys hear about those crazy ass rumors that Courtney Love wanted Robert Pattinson to play Kurt Cobain in the upcoming biopic on the Nirvana singer? Today, she's claiming she never said that and she'd rather someone like James McAvoy or Ryan Gosling to play her late husband.

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5:31PM on 04/15/2010

AntoineDoinel

Catherine Hardwick is a shitty director. Slade is much better and is the reason most people suspect this next Twilight film might actually be watchable. Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night are much much better than anything Hardwick has directed.
Catherine Hardwick is a shitty director. Slade is much better and is the reason most people suspect this next Twilight film might actually be watchable. Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night are much much better than anything Hardwick has directed.
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5:27PM on 04/15/2010

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Catherine Hardwick is a shitty director. Slade is much better and is the reason most people suspect this next Twilight film might actually be watchable. Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night are much much better than anything Hardwick has directed.
Catherine Hardwick is a shitty director. Slade is much better and is the reason most people suspect this next Twilight film might actually be watchable. Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night are much much better than anything Hardwick has directed.
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4:12PM on 04/16/2010
30 Days of Night is crap. Thirteen is better than Hard Candy.
30 Days of Night is crap. Thirteen is better than Hard Candy.
12:42PM on 04/15/2010
Catherine Hardwick is a good director in her own right, she has done better movies than David Slade. Yet, people hate the first Twilight, but think the 3rd entry in the franchise could be good, despite the crappy source material, just because an unproven director is helming it ? I dont get it.
Catherine Hardwick is a good director in her own right, she has done better movies than David Slade. Yet, people hate the first Twilight, but think the 3rd entry in the franchise could be good, despite the crappy source material, just because an unproven director is helming it ? I dont get it.
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10:31AM on 04/15/2010
So is Pattinson filming a movie called "Bel Ami" or is he doing a film for Bel Ami, the gay porn studio?
So is Pattinson filming a movie called "Bel Ami" or is he doing a film for Bel Ami, the gay porn studio?
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10:00AM on 04/15/2010
The material is still crap. And Slade hasnt really proven himself in my book. Hard Candy was a good indie, but 30 Days of Night was extremely average.
The material is still crap. And Slade hasnt really proven himself in my book. Hard Candy was a good indie, but 30 Days of Night was extremely average.
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9:33AM on 04/15/2010
Things seem fine though; he updated on his twitter that he's finishing up the score with Howard Shore and is enjoying all the rumors. Meh. Whatever... its only Twilight after all.
Things seem fine though; he updated on his twitter that he's finishing up the score with Howard Shore and is enjoying all the rumors. Meh. Whatever... its only Twilight after all.
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7:55AM on 04/15/2010

Seems like a lovely guy

And I'm just going on that picture...
And I'm just going on that picture...
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10:38PM on 04/14/2010
Slade is the best thing to happen to this franchise so they better not mess it up.
Slade is the best thing to happen to this franchise so they better not mess it up.
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10:37PM on 04/14/2010

It doesn't matter

David Slade is still a sell out and Twilight still is garbage.
David Slade is still a sell out and Twilight still is garbage.
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1:17AM on 04/15/2010
Agreed
Agreed
5:21AM on 04/15/2010
Look, I hate the first two films as much as the next guy, but let's SEE this one before deciding Slade's a sellout and the movie's shit, shall we?
Look, I hate the first two films as much as the next guy, but let's SEE this one before deciding Slade's a sellout and the movie's shit, shall we?
10:30PM on 04/14/2010

Most of this is FALSe!!!

They are doing reshoots but they're not major reshoots. Plus, David Slade IS directing the reshoots that will last only 3 days.
They are doing reshoots but they're not major reshoots. Plus, David Slade IS directing the reshoots that will last only 3 days.
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9:56PM on 04/14/2010
Lame, i was looking forward to his take on these books. Fuck summit.
Lame, i was looking forward to his take on these books. Fuck summit.
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9:35PM on 04/14/2010

Good

Make the film worse. Then we can blame it on reshoots instead of David Slade.
Make the film worse. Then we can blame it on reshoots instead of David Slade.
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9:16PM on 04/14/2010

Reshoots? Really? No Way!

Having recently discovered the Twilight books and movies and I mean like in the last month I found that Eclipse was the best of the series. I found the movies lacking but felt it was aimed at teenagers (which I am not) There is the potential for a really quality movie from the books and it is getting cut up and creative license is mangaling the story content. Perhaps they didn't realize the hit they had and used directors with good reps but lacked the vision for this type of film/ book.I think
Having recently discovered the Twilight books and movies and I mean like in the last month I found that Eclipse was the best of the series. I found the movies lacking but felt it was aimed at teenagers (which I am not) There is the potential for a really quality movie from the books and it is getting cut up and creative license is mangaling the story content. Perhaps they didn't realize the hit they had and used directors with good reps but lacked the vision for this type of film/ book.I think I would have some reshoots and a delay then a crappy movie. Speaking of that what is up with Breaking Dawn director(s)? Why don't they ask Peter Jackson? Just a thought.
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9:55PM on 04/14/2010
Peter Jackson? You'd have a better chance getting God to sign on as director. Jackson is a fairly public Twilight basher, one of the reasons he co-wrote 'The Strain'.
Peter Jackson? You'd have a better chance getting God to sign on as director. Jackson is a fairly public Twilight basher, one of the reasons he co-wrote 'The Strain'.
8:43AM on 04/15/2010
Peter Jackson Didnt write 'the Strain' ur thinkin of Guillermo del Toro.
Peter Jackson Didnt write 'the Strain' ur thinkin of Guillermo del Toro.
9:11PM on 04/14/2010

Reshoots?

sorry some reason it got posted twice, but still concerned that this movie had great potentional and it is getting messed up. " its a sadness"
sorry some reason it got posted twice, but still concerned that this movie had great potentional and it is getting messed up. " its a sadness"
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7:54PM on 04/14/2010
Oh no, I hope this movie doesn't get delayed.

ET: I hope they scrap the idea about the Cobain movie and make a movie about someone who... I don't know... actually matters.
Oh no, I hope this movie doesn't get delayed.

ET: I hope they scrap the idea about the Cobain movie and make a movie about someone who... I don't know... actually matters.
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9:00PM on 04/14/2010
Yeah like another superhero. Those comics do matter.
Yeah like another superhero. Those comics do matter.
9:16PM on 04/14/2010
I have read that Courtny is really pushing for it and the "powers" have interest. Being from Seattle and lived through Cobain etc I am not seeing Pattinson as Kurt. Maybe someone should take an unoffical vote of the Seattle area and get their opinion. We were in those dank wet garages.. listening.
I have read that Courtny is really pushing for it and the "powers" have interest. Being from Seattle and lived through Cobain etc I am not seeing Pattinson as Kurt. Maybe someone should take an unoffical vote of the Seattle area and get their opinion. We were in those dank wet garages.. listening.
9:53PM on 04/14/2010
Cobain was one of the most influential musicians in the past 10 years. In what way doesn't he matter?
Cobain was one of the most influential musicians in the past 10 years. In what way doesn't he matter?
10:53PM on 04/14/2010
Cool, I broke the internet!

Look on the boards and you'll see my arguments on a thread about the Cobain movie, guys. Thanks.
Cool, I broke the internet!

Look on the boards and you'll see my arguments on a thread about the Cobain movie, guys. Thanks.
8:49AM on 04/15/2010
ET: I thought Micheal Pitt did a good job in 'The Last Days' which was kinda an Unauthorized Bio of the last days of Kurt Cobain
ET: I thought Micheal Pitt did a good job in 'The Last Days' which was kinda an Unauthorized Bio of the last days of Kurt Cobain
7:31PM on 04/14/2010
Hopefully this whole fiasco gets turned around and Eclipse turns out to be the best movie in the franchise.

As for the extra tidbit, I like the idea of a Cobain movie, but I would really like to see either Gosling or Jeremy Renner play him. I think they would both do a fantastic job.
Hopefully this whole fiasco gets turned around and Eclipse turns out to be the best movie in the franchise.

As for the extra tidbit, I like the idea of a Cobain movie, but I would really like to see either Gosling or Jeremy Renner play him. I think they would both do a fantastic job.
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10:19PM on 04/14/2010
Jeremy Renner? I'm sorry, but that would be awful.
Jeremy Renner? I'm sorry, but that would be awful.
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