Summit Entertainment has announced that David Slade has been hired to direct “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third film in the studio’s “Twilight” film franchise. The film will be directed from a script by Melissa Rosenberg based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer, and will be released theatrically in North America on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
“I am thrilled that David Slade will be directing ‘Eclipse,'” Meyer said in a statement. “He’s a visionary filmmaker who has so much to offer this franchise. From the beginning, we’ve been blessed with wonderful directorial talent for the Twilight Saga, and I’m so happy that ‘Eclipse’ will be carrying on with that tradition.”
Filmmaker Slade came to prominence as a director for his work on 2006’s “Hard Candy,” starring Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson.