June 15, 2009

David Slade Interview: Twilight Tough For Middle-aged Men to Get Into :-)

Fearnet has an exclusive Interview with David Slade, where he talks about his vision for Eclipse:

What will differ about Slade’s Twilight? “I don’t really know. We haven’t even started shooting yet.” While the director says he has a basic idea of what he wants to do with it, he is more concerned with telling a good story than being “different.” “It is darker, and there is a lot more action than the previous two,” he admits. “The third book is from Bella’s point of view, but the film will be more objective.” And just how will he do that? “We are going to focus on the origin stories of several characters, like Jacob, and show how Bella will decide between Edward and Jacob.”

David didn’t read the books until the studio was interested in bringing him in – then he did his homework. “It was tough for a middle-aged man to get into,” he admits, “since they are written for 15-year-old girls. But once I got past that, I found them to be quite good books, and a great story.” He is especially excited about the great script from Dexter writer/producer Melissa Rosenberg. Right now, they are still in preproduction, with plans to start shooting later in the year.

Read the rest of this interview at FearNet.

14 comments:

  1. i don't want to be mean or to be prejudiced buuut i still don't like him and i don't know if he can turn the book into live in a right way and I'm still not sure if he knows, what he has got to expect, but i like suprises sooo suprise me Mr Slade!

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  2. I agree! I especially dislike his comment that the series was written for 15 year old girls...maybe Mr. Slade should do some research and see that the demographic for Twilight is much larger than that! It also makes me nervous that he can't be more articulate about his vision for the movie.

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  3. is it just me or anybd else thinks he is kinda prejudiced and doesn't really get it? I have the impression he doesn't give a damn. he's like "it's just another stupid teen story so no big deal, I'll just do what I'm paid for and that's it, no need to worry about it or put some effort into it or even respect it". no doubt he's a good director and able to do a great job but, just for the record: does it hurt to show some respect for smth that means so much to so many people?

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  4. Eclipse is the one I'm most afraid of surviving the transition between book and screen. No matter who directs it. So far, Slade is not filling me with confidence.

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  5. Come on...the book was in fact written for young adults. I too had some trouble getting through the language, grammar and repetitive use of certain words, but in the end fell in love with the great characters and story. Give the guy a break. I think he will do a wonderful job. It's that ridiculous screenwriter we should be afraid of.

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  6. Dear Mr. Slade,

    Stephenie herself said it wasn't written for a paticular demographic. She said she wrote it for herself.....FYI: She's in her 30's. Yes, its a YA novel but I always percieve the YA rating the same as the sort of equivalent of a rating of a moive: PG, PG13, R. Are all PG or PG13 movies strictly for younger audiences? NO! They are just void of or have little vulgar language, nudity, and graphic violence.

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  7. P.S. I bet there are at least half if not more twi-hards that are non teens. I myself am 22 years old. My fear is that if he thinks of this as a kiddie movie, than what will be the outcome? Perhaps a not very deep portrayl of the book and characters? A Disney-esq movie? I've seen his movies. And think he is a creative spirtit and has the potential to make Eclipse (my favorite out of the series btw) greater than great. But do your research Mr. Slade, and when in doubt, don't assume.

    .....here's to hoping *crosses fingers*

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  8. NICE, Thparkle, I couldn't agreee more! He seems to have a habbit of talking out of his ass!Eclipse is chock-full of emotion and action. And is deeper than a teen flick!!!!!!

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  9. I have to agree with something you said Pinky. Melissa Rosenburg, the screen writer should be feared like a shark to a seal!

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  10. i agree with all of yall. this guy is really making me nervous. hell, now i'm wishing drew barrymore was in charge. eclipse is my favorite book. i love how everything comes together. and i'm 28 years old. so no...its not for 15 year olds. ugh...i hope he doesn't screw it up...cause he's really making me nervous.

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  11. Why does he have an incessant need to 'British flip off' every camera that comes his way?
    Is he 12? A wannabe punk rocker (whose constant repetitive actions, btw, seem to prove him a fraud)?
    A person who does this all the time seems 100% both insecure and insincere to me.

    He annoys me to death and I am NOT excited about him directing 'Eclipse' at all.

    AT ALL.

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  12. I so don't like him either.
    (I'm 32)

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  13. Awwhh! I'm NOT 15!! Far from it, any person male or female that has any human emotion in their nature can relate to the F***n story. Maybe he should read or watch Blade runner and take a philosophy class on human emotion and empathy!!
    Jack ASS!!

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  14. I think Summit needs to stick with one director...this guy doesn't look like he's committed to be truthful to the book...I think he's going to make what he thinks and that's it...Eclipse is the most important book because it shows the crucial moment in Bella's and Edward relationship... I'm afraid this is going to be a disappointment for us all!

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