Friday, May 29, 2009

Eclipse's New Director Hates Twilight

Why would a director sign on to a film if he hated it? One word - money. Now I'm sure there's more to the story than that and I'm sure we'll be hearing all about it once this news hits the fan. David Slade director of Hard Candy (great movie) and 30 Days of Night (not so great), said during a radio interview with DC's WJFK late last year that he, pretty much, hates Twilight and wouldn't even see it at gun point. Check out the full audio clip at SlashFilm, but to sum it up he pretty much said, "Twilight drunk? No, not even drunk. Twilight on acid? No, not even on acid. Twilight at gun point? Just shoot me." Wow.

So I after seeing pretty much every movie last year Slade was deciding which movie to watch next. When Twilight became an option he simply opted against it. The funny thing is that a few weeks ago, Slade was officially confirmed by Summit Entertainment as the director of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third movie in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight franchise. So let me get this straight, he wouldn't even see Twilight and he apparently hates the series, and yet he was hired to direct the third movie? HUH?...

I don't blame him for not seeing Twilight as it is a pretty awful P.O.S. rendition of the book - curse you Hardwicke! But come on, at least find a director who wants to direct this movie/someone who will do a great job. Not to say Slade won't, but unless he changes his poor attitude real quick I doubt he will. Eclipse is my favorite book in the series, I loved it and it deserves to be seen with greatness. In conclusion I have very little hope for New Moon (set for release Nov. 20th) as all my hopes were crushed after seeing Twilight and now hearing this... what a joke.
Thoughts?...

2 comments:

Groverfam said...

its all about $$$ and honestly no matter who is directing it- every teeny bopper out there (including myself) will see it just to see how it'll come out on screen. i don't have a lot of hope either but i have to admit- my intrigue will draw me to the theater. Stupid, I know!!!

Blazing Goddess said...

Hey maybe it'll be like a law of opposition or something. The first lady LUUUUURVED the story and SUCKED at bringing it to life. Maybe by some backwards philosphy this guy might actually do it justice. One can hope.


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