Eclipse Trivia

(Total Trivia Entries: 51)

“This wasn’t a choice between you and Jacob.”

Paul Weitz and Drew Barrymore were considered as directors.  To find out more trivia keep on reading.

Casting            Screenplay & Production           Bonuses


In late July 2009 Summit Entertainment revealed that they would replace Rachelle Lefevre, who played the role of evil vampire Victoria in Twilight (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 (2008) , 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 (2008).



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 Clearwater.


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 painful experience.


Actors 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 descriptions.”


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.



Screenplay & Production           Casting            Bonuses


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 Moon (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 Film Studios.


On September 2, 2009 Xavier Samuel together with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were filming at a soundstage for scenes at Bella’s house.


Director David Slade published multiple updates on his Twitter account proclaiming that editing was going well.


Slade 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 locations.


October 29, 2009 filming wrapped up while post-production began in late November.


In 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.


In 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 Jacob 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 (2010).


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 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, he couldn’t do anything about it.


In certain scenes, the Cullen’s 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.



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 final credits.


Eclipse (2010) is the 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 Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and Dakota Fanning made a guest appearance on the show on May 13 2010, the audience also viewed a version of the film.


It was revealed by Robert Pattinson on, Jimmy Kimmel ‘Total Eclipse of the heart’, that the censors required that the wolves have no genitalia 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 Moon (2009) marketing, Burger King started promoting Eclipse (2010). Their promotion heavily focused on the “Team Jacob vs. Team Edward” aspect of the movie.


On 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 and San Diego, and included cast member appearances and special previews of Eclipse.


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 Entertainment has greenlit an adaptation of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, which will be split into two movies. The first part is scheduled 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.





Total Trivia Entries: 51



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