There’s no easy way to go about this little piece of news — I’ll just come right out with it. Summit Entertainment has announced that the first trailer for Twilight: Eclipse will debut online on Thursday (March 11) at around 6:00a PST / 9:00a EST. The contents of this 90-second teaser are being kept under wraps until it debuts, but we can tell you this: it will include Edward (Robert Pattinson), Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner). It probably won’t have the screaming teenage girls audio track that we suggested to the studio, but we’re okay with that. There’s a reason why we don’t make films, anyway.
In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between Edward and Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.
Eclipse is directed by David Slade (30 Days of Night) and is said to be much more dark and violent than the previous Twilight films. So dark and violent, in fact, that there have been rumors about the studio wanting to bring in a new editor to work on David Slade’s film — because he’s making it too icky and bloody. Alright, that’s not entirely true. The rumors about the editor change are true, but I made the “icky and bloody” part up. Either way, this third Twilight movie, like the book upon which it’s based, is a departure from the broody, listless first two chapters. We’ll see if that translates to a wider appeal, or if it simply continues to play fan service to the built-in audience. Either way, Eclipse will make money.