Eclipse: Dark As Rob Pattz Edward's Skin Is Pale

Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg calls director David Slade "perfect" to take on the third flick in the Twilight movie franchise

By Marc Malkin Sep 22, 2009 9:28 PMTags
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To find out how dark Eclipse will be, we'll have to wait until the movie actually comes out.

But Twi-screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg says there's absolutely no doubt the third flick in the vampire franchise is taking a darker turn.

And she credits the storyline and director David Slade for that...

"David has a darker sensibility, so it clicks," Rosenberg said. "The story has a slightly darker tone. I mean, it goes into a full-out battle, so it is darker in the nature of what it is. David was the perfect director for it."

Rosenberg's comments came just a day after Justin Chon, who plays Eric Yorkie in the Twi-movies, told me Eclipse is "gravitating toward more of a dark kind of moody film."

But not to worry, Rosenberg said, Eclipse won't be unrecognizable. "They have the continuity of having the same writers and same actors, but the directors put their own stamp on it," she said. "They'll be similar, but very different."


Take a peek at the making of the third Twilight movie in our Total Eclipse photo gallery.