Friday, July 10, 2009

Twilight Release of Eclipse Facing Competition in 2010

The Twilight release date for Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight Saga following New Moon, is set for June 30, 2010 but has been crammed into a very busy summer period for big-budget releases. The Twilight Saga film, Eclipse, starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner won’t have a Transformers movie or another Harry Potter to contend with but the upcoming Twilight film will have M Night Shyamalan’s Avatar: The Last Airbender to face two days after Eclipse hits theatres on July 2, 2010.
The July 4 weekend is a busy time at the North American box office and the Twilight inclusive 2010 looks to be no different. After the Twilight Saga release of Eclipse, the long in-development hell comic book project, The Green Hornet has finally been given a release date of July 9, 2010 but the Seth Rogen movie is still in pre-production and filming hasn’t gotten underway.
Can Eclipse keep the Twilight Saga momentum going as strong as it currently is for New Moon? The rapid production and release of all three Twilight Saga films has led many to believe that the overwhelming Twilight and New Moon media attention could burnout Eclipse before it has time to hit theatres. It’s not a matter of if, but …
Related to the bevy of films around the release of The Twilight Saga Eclipse, Toy Story 3 will be released on June 18, 2010. Executives at Summit Entertainment are hoping there will be enough time between Eclipse and Toy Story to avoid an overlap. Filming on Eclipse is set to begin in August in Vancouver ahead of the Twilight sequel New Moon, which makes its theatrical debut on November 20, 2009.

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