Archive for the ‘David Slade’ Category

Never Before Seen Picture of Jasper in Eclipse

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Eclipse director David Slade shared this cool image on his Twitter (@david_a_slade). Lovely, right? It’s like all of Jasper is summed up perfectly in this image. One of our favorites ever, definitely.

Peter Murphy Talks About Twilight, His Cameo in Eclipse and Kristen

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

You might remember that the God Father of Goth, Peter Purphy, had a cameo in Eclipse. It was a nod to his appearance in the David Bowie vampire flick “The Hunger”, and the idea came from directo David Slade. The above picture was posted on Twitter by David and shows Peter on the set of Eclipse ready to film his scene.

Soundspike interviewed him and asked him about his cameo as credited The Cold One:

Tell me about your appearance in “Eclipse.” How did that come to pass?
It was very short. I was very pleased. David Slade, the director, was brought in to give it some kind of edge. I wasn’t too worried either way [if I appeared in the movie]. I did want to appear in it. He said he would like me to play a short cameo role, which to him was like a secret wink to those who know who I am and what I’ve done, and a bookend to “The Hunger,” if you like. I loved it. I thought it was a very nice idea. I was thrilled to go on to the set in the mountains in Vancouver. It was amazing to be an actor for three days. I did hair, and a wig, and make up, and stunt training. The day of the shoot, I was with the young kids who are the stars of “Twilight.” It was like, “Wow. Look at this.” They had to hide me because it’s such a humungous enterprise. It was a joy to be on the set. It really enforced the fact that I do have an urge to act. Up until now I felt that was a little pretentious of me, but I do feel that I can act. Talking to David and other people on the set, they encouraged me. I’m going to hopefully look in to other opportunities to act proper. The “Twilight” thing was very short, brief moment. I enjoyed the whole process.

I have to admit, I love those movies. I think they’re very clever.
I do too. I think that young actress [Kristen Stewart] is very good. She’s lovely, too.

Via Kstewartfans.

David Slade Talks About Daredevil on Twitter

Monday, March 21st, 2011

David Slade, the first Twilight director who joined Twitter, took the platform to address rumors and talk for the first time since he was announced as the director of the new Daredevil reboot.

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Speaking of Daredevil, Rob shot down the rumors of being involved with the project during MTV’s 30 minute interview. He said he’s not in talks to be the superhero, and he doesn’t know where rumors like these come from. Probably from journalists who like to make obvious connects of directors and their most famous co-stars, but obviously this rumor had no base.

David Slade’s New Super Hero Project

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Once David Slade is done directing his next movie ‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter’, also a vampire story, he will direct Daredevil. Variety reports exclusively:

David Slade has been tapped to put Daredevil back on the bigscreen for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.

David was one of the candidates to direct Wolverine. Looks like he’s finally going for the comic book adaptations. Is he ready for that rabid fanbase? Hopefully ours prepared him enough! (I’ve heard that the Comic Book fanbase is a lot more demanding and perfectionist!).

David Slade Not Done With Vampires, Set to Direct ‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter’

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

First he directed 30 Days of Night, a vampire movie that made his bloodsuckers similar to zombies, and then he directed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Now David Slade is set to direct another vampire movie based in Dracula.

Demeter was the name of the ship that transported Dracula from Transylvania to London in Bram Stoker’s classic tale. In that novel, it washes up on the shores of England, tattered and broken, with one raving mad survivor.

Written a decade ago by Bragi Schut, the script places the voyage center stage in a tale that is reminiscent of the first movie in the Alien franchise, in which a crew is slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious passenger.

Demeter will be a period horror movie and Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace are attached to the project.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

All the Pictures of Rob, Kristen and Taylor at the People Choice Awards

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Here are the first pictures from the People’s Choice Awards where Eclipse won Favorite Movie and Favorite Actress. Click to view in full size!

>> HQ pictures here in our gallery!

We lost Favorite Actor to Johnny Depp, and Star Under 25 Years to Zac Efron.

Meanwhile, we made some fun animations of Kristen’s acceptance speech, Queen Latifah teasing the cast and much more.

>> Click here to see the gifs.

Click to view gifs on pop up window. They’re a bit heavy.

Here are some videos:

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Pictures: Pattinsonlife and Kstewartfans.

Director David Slade posted the following tweet:

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Bid on Autographed Eclipse DVD To Benefit Toys for Tots!

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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Our friends and affiliates LetMeSign.com are auctioning off a copy of the Eclipse DVD signed by director David Slade. Proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots, a charity that gives toys to underprivileged kids in Christmas.

>> Click here to bid!

Video: Interview with David Slade

Monday, December 6th, 2010

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Kristen Stewart Was Stressed Out During The Filming of Eclipse: “There Were Tears”

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

David Slade spoke about the filming of Eclipse and revealed that Kristen was very stressed out. The intensity of the shoot and filming 50 days straight, with 16 hour long took a toll on her.

“It was a 50-day shoot, with many 16-hour days. Kristen, in particular, was very tough on herself.”
Slade says because Stewart didn’t pull from her own life and her own person to play Bella Swan, she found it personally demanding to find Bella’s truth.
“She would say, ‘I don’t know who Bella is to me.’ In a lot of ways, I think she felt Bella was the antithesis to her, which presented a lot of challenges for Kristen. . . . She would beat herself up about it, because she wants to be there. She never wants to leave a scene undone.
“There were tears,” says Slade.
“But you move on and you keep going. . . . Even in rehearsals with Rob (Pattinson), there was a similar spiralling that would happen.”

On real life romance, David said the following:

“You’re always looking to get the emotional truth from the performance,” he says. And with Twilight, that emotional truth is nothing less than the blood-red heart of romantic love — which pounds away in Slade’s heart, even though, at 41, he’s supposed to be a member of a more cynical generation.

“I do believe in romantic love. How could you not, if you’re lucky enough to find it? It seems like we live in a much more sarcastic . . . cynical culture, and I don’t like to use the c-word. There’s the idea out there maybe that (romantic love) isn’t cool. But true love is a wonderful thing.
It’s a love story that’s dealing with the problems of the last century,” he says. “And I got the best book. We had the epic battle, the action . . . the whole thing.”

Source: The Vancouver Sun.

David Slade Didn’t Get To Know The Cast Too Well: “All the time spent together was working”

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

It was all work and no play during the filming of Eclipse, director David Slade reveals to E! Online. The schedule was so tight on the set of the movie that he didn’t get to know the cast too well and wasn’t even aware if the constant harassment by the paparazzi in Vancouver was bothering them.

“We had a very tight schedule so there wasn’t much time to be too sympathetic, to be honest. We had to go. We had to shoot. We had shoot after shoot after shoot. We had a 50-day schedule which isn’t normally what you have for a film of this scale.

So we just had to crack on. If anything, there wasn’t time to go, ‘How are you feeling today? Are you all right? What’s going on?’

We never hung out and had a beer. We were rehearsing. If we weren’t rehearsing, we were shooting. If we weren’t rehearsing or shooting, we were sleeping.”

David Slade Talks About Deleted Scene With Charlie And Bella

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

In an interview with the LA Times, David Slade talked about a deleted scene from Eclipse that is available on the DVD bonus features where Charlie and Bella have a bonding moment after Bella’s graduation.

“It’s all in Billy’s face, when you watch the film 30-odd times or more, there’s more in his face than in his words,” Slade said. “I was so confident that was going to make it in, we did it in one shot. It was two people trying to be as close to each other as possible.”

Collider’s Exclusive Interview With Eclipse Director David Slade

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Collider has a great new interview with director David Slade where they talk about the Eclipse DVD and the bonus features. Here are some highlights:

On the Twilight fan base and whether they’ll enjoy the bonus features on the DVD:

“I liken it to a subculture. It’s not quite punk rock, but it’s a fan culture, like Star Wars fans. It’s a positive thing and I’ve always been very, very supportive of fan cultures. I’m a fan of all kinds of things. With a DVD, you want something you can own, you can watch, you can come to grips with and you can explore. It’s something larger than the film, when it’s going out to a fan base like this.”

On the most memorable moments when filming the movie:
“There are favorite scenes or moments, and there were things that were just predictably fun. The scene where Charlie (Billy Burke) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) have the discussion in the kitchen, which starts out as trying to explore whether she understands this need for marriage and turns into this admission of being a virgin, was genuinely fun because both actors have great comic timing. It wasn’t about going in to find the joke. The joke was there, and everything was actually a bonus. I remember that being tons of fun. And always with really emotionally-charged scenes, you get a tingle because nothing is quite going to be like the moment of actually seeing it happen, in the moment, on the monitor.

On whether it’s a hindrance or help that the cast had worked together with different directors before Dave:

“Yes, there is something absolutely wonderful to build upon because they’ve done it before. But, the way it worked for me was that I met each actor individually and asked, quite honestly, what worked and what didn’t work, so we could excise what didn’t work and build upon what worked. And with so little time to shoot the film, and pressures of the schedule and weather, and all the rest of it, it certainly wouldn’t have been as successful, had they not been through this before. But, to an extent, this is also the most mature of the films so far, so there wasn’t too much to be done to look backwards.”

On filming Jasper and Rosalie’s stories:
“I actually spent the most time, when I was reading the book, really researching and going back and re-reading the stuff like Jasper’s (Jackson Rathbone) backstory and Rosalie’s (Nikki Reed) story. Those are the ones that I actually had the most fun reading in the book as well. At a certain point, I remember that there was theoretical talk about cutting one or another of those scenes out because they weren’t essentially that critical to the main three characters’ story, but we kept them all and they were really fun. It’s one of those things, when you have a novel and you have source material, where you can actually really go and explore that stuff. You’re not actually pulling it out of your own ass. You’re actually referencing something. That’s as close as you get to doing historical drama without doing historical drama. And we had Stephenie [Meyer] there all the time, so even if it wasn’t clear in the novel, she would always have such a clear picture of this world and this universe, and she can answer any question. You could ask her a year apart and it will be the same answer she gives you, every time.”

Read the complete interview here at Collider.com.