Eclipse Filming: Moving Full Steam Ahead

It’s always interesting when franchise movies change directors. Everyone has something new to bring to the project. So far from what we can tell as the casual observer, David Slade seems to be plowing ahead with efficiency while maintaining a sense of humor.

In the last couple of days, sets in very different locations have gone up in the afternoon, have had shooting done at night, and by mid morning all traces are gone. Quite impressive. At the same time, after undergoing what is obviously a long night of shooting, David had tweeted to fans about a joke picture he took with the prop guys.

Mandy, talks about seeing this uber organization first hand, where a scene under a bridge involving Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel was done in a heartbeat, while still having attention to detail.

“I was not at all surprised to see NOTHING left…

I know lot’s of people don’t have sets in their own backyard but shooting a scene takes tons of time, money, people and equipment…

I am so impressed so far with how “on the ball” David Slade is.

I remember when I met him outside Blue Water Cafe for the Cast Party at the end of New Moon. He stopped to chat with me and to clear the air about the things he had previously said about Twilight Saga…. he was cordial and really quite sweet… and short… but anyways…. so far this director has been in and out of multiple sets using perfect locations and just hammering it out quick and easy…

So yes, when I saw nothing at under the bridge today I was not shocked… David Slade and his crew are good – really good!”

Check out Mandy’s full report here including pictures of Bryce and Xavier that are a bit spoilerish. So, if you don’t want to see what could be termed a Victoria’s point of view scene, don’t click this link, however this link is safe.

Mandy also mentions some of the craziness that is happening on the local Vancouver air waves and in the print media.

“Last night, we stumbled upon this set while re-visiting a previous set used for New Moon. We were excited to see another live set but did not stay long as they quickly blocked the view with several screens and large trucks…I had been texted a few seconds earlier by a friend saying “some dumb broad called the radio and claimed they would tell everyone where the set was after the break”…I have actually had massive arguements with people about publicizing set locations when you can’t control who hears… meaning crazy people hear and show up and act – well… crazy!)”


  1. haha 🙂 I think David will do a good job with directing. I loved “30 days of Night”. I like his directing, he brings a new edge to filming. I think he was a perfect choice to film Eclipse.

    But i cant wait till NEW MOON!!!! :)<3

  2. I love the fact that David Slade is Houdini-esque director.

  3. That bridge looks oddly familiar from another series filmed in the area, but for the life of my I can’t place it.

    The Houdini act seems to be working for David and co..

  4. To me, it’s a little disconcerting to see Eclipse filming when we’ve yet to see New Moon. I hope this idea does not backfire on Summit. Isn’t it more desirable at this point for people to be filled with New Moon madness and not Eclipse ecstasy?

    Just a Sunday morning thought.

  5. Haha, they put a Rachelle wig on her. I want to cry in a corner. ._.

  6. that bdh pic looks pretty cool. im excited to see how she does. i was never really impressed with rachelle…(dont hurt me…please lol) so im excited to see what she brings to the movie. and ihope david slade does the book justice…

  7. Jenny Cullen says:

    I’m sorry but I don’t like this girl as Victoria. She doesn’t seem spooky enough. 🙂 I hope she can prove me wrong. I do like what they did with her hair. But her face is not the Victoria I pictured in my mind when I read the books. When I first saw Rachelle as Victoria it fit perfectly with the picture I had in mind. It will be nice however to see her get her head ripped off instead of Rachelle. lol
    Sorry buts thats just how I feel.

    • You’re hilarious!

    • It also feels weird to me when I see pics of the sets of Eclipse when I haven’t even watched New Moon. As for Victoria……I terribly miss Rachelle. And now it’s official that she won’t come back with the Eclipse shooting that started already. I hope Bryce will be able to pull it off.

  8. I Think it’s terrible when people give out filming locations like that. I Think if you find out information like that you should take pride in it and keep it to yourself. Just like I’m proud that I found generally secret twitter pages of twilight actors [I prob sound like a tard… I like to think it really is them and they’re very convincing] and I don’t go around telling everyone “oooooh so and so’s SN is @….” I have a lot of pride in the fact that I found those pages all by myself….I Also think making their lives harder by giving info out like that is a crappy move :/

  9. I love the “don’t click this link, however this link is safe”. That made me chuckle

  10. I just clicked on the spoiler pic link… that pic of the back of BDH’s weave/wig is Afro-licious! Reminds me of Dark Helmet in Spaceballs!

  11. i dont think the wig length was long enough. wasnt rachelles hair longer?

  12. They seem to be using wigs for a lot of the cast. After seeing the regrowth and obvious touch ups in Twilight, I understand their need for continuity. I just hope that they let Kristen have extensions instead, otherwise her hair won’t move in a natural way. It’s a shame that she didn’t use a wig for “The Runaways” instead. A mullet doesn’t suit anyone!

    • I also thought it was odd to see that Kristen chose to favor her Joan Jett movie over Twilight by getting the mullet, but, are we sure she isn’t wearing a black wig instead?

      • There are too many pictures of Kristen with the mullet since finishing “The Runaways” to think that it’s a wig. Oh well … I suppose she was going to need extensions for Breaking Dawn anyway (if they were going to keep to the book). There is a scene when a guy is talking to J. Jenks on the phone, and he describes Bella’s hair as being almost to her waist. Kristen would look really beautiful like that.

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  14. justacom??? says:

    I truely can not wait for the movies to appear on the BIG SCREEN…and the directors they have choosen for this undertaking are realllllly good… but my comment is can the hissssssing be taken out of the vampire vocab…. seriously I think evertime i hear a vampire hiss and see them croutch i wanna laugh… i truely think that something with so much history and power would not act like a b rated 60’s movie… sorry if i affended anyone


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