The Twilight Saga: Eclipse director David Slade has been increasingly silent with his Twitter updates on filming. But that can only be a good thing, right? Less tweeting = more work getting done, in theory. But here’s what he has posted as of right now:
Grueling week or so, rain hail, long days shot through until past midnight last night then joined 2nd Unit today. about 14 hours ago from web
2 days ago spent an entire day shooting in a tent. Today shooting with 2nd unit. Big Thanks to all birthday well wishers its been a good day 11:02 PM Sep 26th from web
Filming started on August 17th, although there were some minor rehearsals before then. Now that we’re into October, if the shooting schedule holds, there’s less than a month left — it’s expected to end on Halloween.
Then, Slade has seven months or so of time for post-production — getting all the editing and special effects done — before the movie is released on June 30th.
My question is, how fast will Summit Entertainment push Breaking Dawn into production after the cast is done with their work on Eclipse? Since they’re getting a different director for each one, they’ll be able to film Breaking Dawn while Eclipse is still being finished. But first they have to find a new director, decide whether or not they want to split Breaking Dawn into two movies or not, and then get Melissa Rosenberg to start writing it. I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear some kind of official announcement about it soon.