David Slade Doesn't Like Twilight, Yet He's Directing Eclipse?
I already know the answer to this question - money. But obviously there's more to the story than just that (and I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more about this once it starts to spread). Our good friends over at SlashFilm dug up a very interesting audio clip featuring 30 Days of Night director David Slade, who said during radio interview with DC's WJFK late last year that he, pretty much, hates Twilight and wouldn't even see it at gun point. They have the full audio clip over on SlashFilm, but here's a taste. "Twilight drunk? No, not even drunk? Twilight on acid? No, not even on acid. Twilight at gun point? Just shoot me." Woops!
So the story goes that Slade was deciding which movie to see one night last year (after having seen almost everything else) and decided not to even see Twilight. Apparently that quote above is the "joke" he wrote on his twitter, although his account has since been deleted. 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 he wouldn't even see Twilight and he, presumably, hates the series, and yet he was hired to direct the third movie? Like I said, we probably know why - money.
I love this story and I can't wait to see what happens when all the fans find out about it. I actually like Slade, he's a great director, and I was a bit shocked by his choice to direct Eclipse as well. But then again, look at Robert Rodriguez, he directed things like Spy Kids and Sharkboy and Lavagirl, so why can't Slade direct something not so great and still get a pass? That or he's just getting one hell of a paycheck from Summit.