by: David Slade
Written by: Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay)
Stephenie Meyer (novel) Starring:
Kristen Stewart -
Robert Pattinson - Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner - Jacob
Xavier Samuel - Riley
Bryce Dallas Howard - Victoria
Anna Kendrick - Jessica
Michael Welch - Mike
Christian Serratos - Angela
Jackson Rathbone - Jasper Whitlock
Ashley Greene - Alice Cullen
Paul Jarrett - Mr. Biers
Iris Quinn - Mrs. Biers
Sarah Clarke - Renee
Peter Facinelli - Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser - Esme Cullen
Kellan Lutz - Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed - Rosalie Hale
Justin Chon - Eric
Billy Burke - Charlie Swan
Kiowa Gordon - Embry Call
Tyson Houseman - Quil Ateara
BAlex Meraz - Paul
Julia Jones - Leah Clearwater
Tinsel Korey - Emily
Chaske Spencer - Sam Uley
Gil Birmingham - Billy Black
Alex Rice - Sue Clearwater
BooBoo Stewart - Seth Clearwater
Dakota Fanning - Jane
Daniel Cudmore -
Charlie Bewley - Demetri
Jodelle Ferland - Bree
'This wasn't a choice between you and Jacob.'
Want to know which scenes were cut out of the movie? Scroll down
Trivia to find out all the details.
In late July 2009 Summit Entertainment revealed
that they would
replace Rachelle Lefevre, who played the role of evil vampire Victoria
(2008) and New Moon
(2009), with Bryce Dallas Howard. They attributed the change
to scheduling conflicts of Lefevre's movie Barney's Version
(2010). Lefevre later responded by saying she was "stunned" and
"greatly saddened" by the decision.
Apparently Bryce Dallas Howard was initially approached to play
Victoria for the first movie, Twilight
, but she turned down the role as it was "too small of a part".
As with New Moon
(2009), Robert Pattinson refused to let his eyebrows be plucked or
waxed as they had been for the first movie, Twilight
Jackson Rathbone's (Jasper) favorite actress is Bryce Dallas Howard who
plays Victoria in this movie.
Apparently Tom Felton and Channing Tatum were both considered for the
role of Riley.
Miranda Kerr and Vanessa Hudgens were considered to play Leah
Some of the new cast members are:
Silent Hill's Jodelle
Ferland cast as the newly turned vampire, Bree
Xavier Samuel as Riley
Jack Huston as Royce King II
Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria
Julia Jones as Leah Clearwater
Boo Boo Stewart as Seth Clearwater
Stephanie Meyer mentions in the DVD commentary that they auditioned
250 people screaming for the character of new born vampire, Bree.
Apparently many of the screams were done badly and it was a
who auditioned for the various new roles were not given a script to
work from. Instead, actress Kirsten Prout (who played Lucy) mentioned;
"they made the scenes exact transcripts from the book. They didn't give
the screenplay out. So, the audition side was just reading a page of
Twilight and reading the lines that were interspersed between the
Apparently Kristen Stewart
received her high school diploma by correspondence one week before
filming began on Bella's graduation scene. Stewart took a mock
graduation photo with an extra so she'd have a photo of herself
graduating high school.
In February 2009, Summit confirmed that they would begin working on The
Twilight Saga: Eclipse. On the same day, it was announced that since New
(2009) director Chris Weitz would be working in post-production for New
Moon, he would be too busy when Eclipse began shooting and therefore he
would not be directing the third instalment of the movie.
Paul Weitz and Drew Barrymore were considered as directors for Eclipse.
Summit Entertainment decided
that the film would be helmed by director David Slade, with Melissa
Rosenberg returning as screenwriter. David Slade dove right into the
project, interviewing cast members individually between two and three
times to discuss characters and the plot.
Apparently, director David Slade, originally spoke against the Twilight
series, stating that he wouldn't go near the franchise. However,
shortly after he was announced as the director of Eclipse, he quickly
withdrew his previous remarks, claiming it to be a joke he was doing to
promote some comedy shorts.
On August 17, 2009 principal photography for Eclipse began at Vancouver
September 2, 2009 Xavier Samuel together with Kristen Stewart and
Robert Pattinson were filming at a soundstage for scenes at Bella's
Director David Slade published multiple updates on his Twitter account
proclaiming that editing was going well.
stated that they filmed a scene with the tent on September 13, 2009. He
also said on his Twitter account that they filmed a kiss between Jacob
and Bella on September 17, 2009. He said the "story and the way they
approached the film calls for a more realistic approach."
For the Jacob and Bella kissing scene they used two different filming
October 29, 2009 filming wrapped up while post-production began in late
January 2010, an early draft of the movie's script was leaked on the
Internet. The script presumably belonged to star Jackson Rathbone, as
his name was watermarked across each page.
April 2010, it was revealed that reshoots to the film were needed. Both
David Slade and Stephenie Meyer were present at the shoot along with
the three main stars.
In the scene where Bella retrieves the note from Jabcob from her
drawer, the note is actually the same note that is used in the prologue
of the Eclipse novel. Just as in the novel, lines of text are scored
out rather than erased.
Apparently the tribal story scene was the worst scene to shoot besides
the baseball scene in Twilight
The original novel does not have the scene in the parking lot where
Jane tortures Felix into submission during a moment of insubordination.
A significant portion of the movie was spent on what was happening with
Riley and the newborn army Victoria was creating. This story was based
on the the novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, written by
Stephanie Meyer and distributed, in first draft form, to the cast.
There is one particular
line given by Edward to Jane which indicates he knew about
their alliance which was eluded to in the novella, but, with no proof,
ihe couldn't do anything about it.
In certain scenes, the Cullens irises are completely black rather than
their usual golden topaz color. While never directly commented on in
the movie, in the novel it is referred to as an indicator of a
vampire's extreme hunger when the eyes go completely black.
In this movie Jasper introduces himself as Jasper Whitlock to a coven
of vampires, but he is also referred to as Jasper Hale in his modern
life. This is because he adopted Rosalie's family name to pass himself
as her twin brother.
In the scene when Bella visits
Jacob after he's been wounded during the newborn battle, a painting of
the A-Ka-Lat "Top of the Rock" island formation off the coast of La
Push Beach can clearly be seen behind Bella during her dialogue.
According to actual Quileute tradition, prominent members of the
Quileute tribe have been buried on the A-Ka-Lat island. The island is
also known as James Island, but bares no connection the vampire known
as James who hunted Bella in the first movie and book, Twilight (2008).
The original editor, Art
Jones, was to be solely credited for the film. Three months before the
film's release the original editor, Art Jones, was abruptly released by
the studio. Summit immediately brought Nancy Richardson (who edited the
first film) to recut and fine-tune the editing. Director, David Slade
later commented that although Jones' edit was good, Summit felt that it
didn't have the intensity that it needed. Jones' name still made the
(2010) is first Twilight film to be released in a large screen
format for presentation on IMAX screens.
The final Eclipse trailer debuted on The Oprah Winfrey Show,
and in promotion for the movie, Robert Pattinson, Taylor
Kristen Stewart, and Dakota Fanning made a guest appearance
on the show on May 13 2010, the audience also viewed a version of the
It was revealed by Robert Pattinson on, Jimmy Kimmel 'Total Eclipse of
the heart', that the censors required that the wolves have no
whenever they appear on screen.
Nordstrom and Summit Entertainment joined together to sell a fashion
collection inspired by the movie, as was done for the previous
installment. Created by Awake Inc., the collection is based on Kristen
Stewart's character, Bella and Ashley Greene's character, Alice. The
Eclipse collection became available on June 4, 2010.
On June 21, 2010, in a similar style to its New
(2009) marketing, Burger King started promoting Eclipse
(2010). Their promotion heavily focused on the "Team Jacob
vs. Team Edward" aspect of the movie.
June 26, 2010 in order to tie in the lunar eclipse, Summit
Entertainment hosted screenings of the first two films in The
Twilight Saga series in 12 cities throughout the
United States. The event was streamed live from Philadelphia
San Diego, and included cast member appearances and special previews of
On September 13th, 2010 the movie was re-released into theaters as a
celebration of lead character, Bella Swan's birthday.
In April 2010 Summit Entertainmen has greenlit an adaptation of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,
which will be split into two movies. The first part is
for release on November 18, 2011 and the second part in November 16,
2012. Bill Condon will be directing, and author Stephenie Meyer will
co-produce the movies along with Karen Rosenfelt and Wyck Godfrey.
& Deleted Scenes:
Here are the deleted scenes from Eclipse:
There are a few deleted scences described in the DVD commentaries that
is not actually included in the DVD. They are as follows:
Kirsten Stewart stated
that the first scene she shot on the
movie as a "fairly ridiculous" sequence, in which she imagined herself
in the fireside flashback as the Quileute elder chief's third wife, who
stabbed and sacrificed herself to distract the vengeful female vampire
attacking the village. Both Stephanie Meyer and Wyck Godfrey describe
the people in the test audience laughing when they saw that
scene, so it was decided to be cut.
There was also a scene where after Bella and Jacob kiss in
the mountains she imagines them having grown old together, but the test
audience laughed at it so it was cut out. David Slade
commented; "There were a lot of issues with prosthetic makeup. It gives
me a bit of a shiver, as a filmmaker. As an idea, it was wonderful.
What happens with a film is it becomes organic and it grows, and it
tells you what it wants, and it was screaming loudly, 'I don't want
that!' to me."
In the commentary David Slade mentions another scene described that
actually never got shot. He said; "Stephenie really wanted to see
Edward as a young man again, and we had this vision scripted for a
while where Bella and he are together in Victorian times, as a kind of
reverie." It was going to be a flashback to Edward courting Bella
back in the olden days in black/white.
Apparently there was also a scene with Esme and Bree that
was cut and it's not included on the DVD.
There were shots of Riley's disbelief as Victoria ignored his
screaming that were cut out.
Kristen Stewart wore a wig for this movie as she had cut her
for her role in The
Runaways (2010), and listening to her commentary on the
DVD it's clear that she really disliked the wig she had to wear. On the
commentary Stephanie Meyer describes the wig being a "diva". i.e.
Both Robert Pattinson and producer Wyck Godfrey joke on the
DVD commentary that when Alice has a flashback during the graduation
party, she looks drunk walking down the stairs.
In the DVD commentary it's mentioned that Taylor Lautner dropped
Kristen Stewart when they he had to carry her going up a hill.
For the tent scene, it's mentioned in the commentary that they had
people shaking the tent outside to imitate the wind.
In the commentary Stephanie Meyer mentions that she wanted Florence
and the Machine song in the Beck and Bat for Lashes scene.
Here are some behind the scenes footage from Eclipse: