Twilight 'Eclipse' 3rd Movie to be Directed by David Slade
David Slade, the director of "30 Days of Night" has been tapped to direct "Eclipse" — the anticipated third film in the Twilight movie franchise.
"New Moon" the second film in the series, is being directed by Chris Weitz, and due out in theatres on November 20, 2009.
"Eclipse" is scheduled for release on June 30, 2010. The film has yet to begin production.
Summit Entertainment said Thursday that David Slade has been tapped to direct "Eclipse," the third film in the series based on the Stephenie Meyer's best-selling vampire books. Slade has bloodsucking experience: His credits include the 2007 horror "30 Days of Night" about an Alaskan town plagued by vampires.
Last year's original "Twilight" film starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and was directed by Catherine Hardwicke and grossed over $350 million worldwide.