There’s a really dirty joke about teenage girls and soccer moms here somewhere, but I’m resisting out of respect for Twilight fans. In fact, I’ve long thought that their fandom should be commended. Not since the hayday of Trekkers and those years before the Star Wars prequels have we seen so many love something so much. It’s the new era of fandom, in which glittery skin is in. And it doesn’t matter what the rest of us think about the movie — they’re going to keep on lovin’ it. It’s impossible to hate that level of passion, even if I do with they were passionate about something with a bit more substance.
And now, something newsworthy: Per Summit Entertainment, the first trailer for the upcoming Twilight film, Eclipse, will be in theaters on March 12th with the Robert Pattinson romantic vehicle Remember Me, also from Summit. The trailer is expected to be released earlier that week online.
This first trailer will be important, as it’s the first time we will be able to see a little bit of what 30 Days of Night director David Slade has in store for the franchise’s third act. Darker, scarier and bloodier is the word on the street. But I will believe it when I see it. The film is in theaters June 30, 2010.