Twilight stars talk Slade's darker Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the third film in the franchise and is to be directed by David Slade, the man who directed Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night, both very good films and very dark. So a Twilight film would seem pretty far from the mark for him.
Not so say two of the stars of the films, Ashley Greene and Taylor Lautner. They both talk about the film and the director and say that he's bringing a darker and more realistic tone to the film, something existing fans might be wary of.
David Slade is a much darker director than the Twilight series would suggest. Just watch a bootlegged copy of a Twilight trailer playing in a cinema and listen to the teenage girls screaming at the scenes of topless men which seem a bit too forced and pushed into the film, never mind the fact that their trousers stay on.
Anyway, screaming young teenage female fans is not something you would associate with David Slade, but it seems he's not changing for the series, the series is changing for him.
”It's been good. He's a lot different, but I think he's going to add a cool taste to the movie...It might be a little darker...I feel like the action level is stepping up each and every film. New Moon definitely has a lot more [action] than Twilight, and I feel like Eclipse is bumping it up another level,”
”I think it'll be different...He's ... a little more focused on it being real and maybe it being gorier and a little dark and kind of dramatic...
...The first one was very focused on this love story and really sweet and it was beautiful, but it didn't have a lot of stuff that guys would go, 'Yeah, I want to go see that'...There's going to be a lot more focus on [action], and the fight scene will have more emphasis on it. I definitely think it will be a little more guy-friendly.”
So that's good news for the male part of the audience, darker is good, more action isn't a good or bad thing though, we just need it to be less teen heartache and longing, less topless men, and more of a story and some drama. Less teen sparkle and more adult reality.
Apparently in this film we'll see the uniquely new idea of werewolves at war with vampires. Well that's something.