Eclipse Director Hates Twilight?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 4:30 pm,

Warning: The fans of Twilight may not be pleased with this news.

The recently announced director of The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse, David Slade, has had his twitter account completely removed. Why? And what does that have to do with anything?

Well, because one of his tweets from back when Twilight hit theaters last fall made fun of the movie and revealed that Slade wanted to avoid it like the Plague. Uh oh!

The folks over at /Film uncovered this interesting information and have an audio clip up of director David Slade talking on a radio show about what he had said. Just to clarify, he didn’t say he hates the movie, he just joked about how he had no interest in seeing it because he obviously thought it was stupid and he relayed that info to his followers in a poetic and humorous fashion.

“Twilight drunk? No, not even drunk. Twilight on acid? No, not even on acid? Twilight at gun point? Just shoot me.”

Well, Summit Entertainment knows he was joking but I’m sure they’re worried about what the hardcore fans may think. That’s no doubt why it was deleted – They need to hide that evidence after all… Or perhaps he does, because he actually thought Twilight looked awful from the promotional material and online blog negativity, and now that he’s being paid by them to direct one of the sequels, that can’t look too good.

Or, perhaps Slade really doesn’t like the movie and if Summit can turn a hater into a supporter, and a director with gruesome vampire-directing experience into one of their own, maybe they can strengthen their already-devoted fanbase?

This news really isn’t that negative to me. If anything, a director who was critical of the first movie can only make his own version better for it. We’ve seen the cast for New Moon grow to include some quality actors in Michael Sheen and Dakota Fanning, so it seems that Summit are attempting to make the series more serious and not just tween candy. Can Slade help accomplish that?

Money does talk in Hollywood, that’s no surprise. What do you think of the director of Eclipse now?

The Twilight Saga’s New Moon is currently filming and is scheduled to open this November 20, 2009. The third installment, Eclipse, is planned to open next summer June 30, 2010.

Source: /Film

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  1. I wonder, does anyone realize that in this photo Slade is flagging “the finger” here on both hands, (the british version of it anyway). Personally, I think it’s a bit offensive … I hope it isn’t an indication of what he feels about Eclipse or Twilight fans. I’d like to think he just inadvertently used the backward peace sign but, I have to think that since he is from the UK he fully understands what message he is sending.

  2. He looks like the town drunk.

  3. Where’s Andy when you need him … Otis! Otis!

  4. perhaps Eclipse should be a better movie by the director of “hard Candy”

  5. When I heard Slade signed up for the Twilight sequel, I didn’t know what to think. The guy had made two good flicks, Hard Candy and 30 Days, and since I despise Twilight, I brushed it off and just sort of ignored the fact that he’d rather work on tween vampires than the 30 days sequel.

    But now I’ve lost a lot of respect for him. If he hates Twilight so much, why would he sign up to direct the sequel. Is it really just for the money?

  6. @ Josh,

    Maybe he wants to make his own version of Twilight in a more adult fashion that he thinks would be good.

  7. i don’t know why people liked twilight it was so stupid. all those high-school romance movies are stupid and annoying. who wants to watch a movie like that wait i know a bunch of teenage girls.Horrible movie

  8. Teenage girls have no taste in quality films. 😛

  9. C’mon 790

    There’s HSM 3, Hannah Montana : The Movie, Twilight, 17 going on 30, er wait that was 17 Again and 13 going on 30..Something for everyone on that list.. 😉

  10. @josh r
    i’d do it just for the money, because i bet it’s alot.
    i’ve actually seen lots of articles and interviews where actors and directors will state they have made “hollywood movies” to get the chance to make “passion projects” (aka, i sold out, because the money is good, i’m sure i’ll make a good movie later).
    at least this might be a well made movie despite it’s source material.

  11. Well, if he felt that way, he obviously has no artistic integrity and its all about the money. What a pig. I feel bad for the actors that have to deal with his arrogance.

  12. twilight is awsum! i wudnt be suprised if eclipse turns out a complete disaster! tsk tsk they cudnt find sumone more decent to direct it? i do have to agree that if twilight was directed by someone else rather than hardwick it might have turned out better shes gay

  13. All I can say is that the Eclipse director better not mess up on the making of the third movie!!!

  14. Aw. Don’t feel sorry for the actors, Shaun. They hate Twilight too. :)

  15. I’m glad he didn’t like the movie Twilight because it was BUTCHERED by Hardwicke. He will do an excellent job with Eclipse!

    Already it’s better because a professional is working on it.