Twilight Eclipse Rough Cut Complete, Still No Trailer

February 10, 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse director David Slade has been sporadically updating his post-production progress on the rapidly approaching film via Twitter.

His latest updates revolve around the editing process in which he is "cutting like crazy." Just prior to that he confirmed a first director's cut was completed and screened to the studio for the first time.

Echoing the approach Chris Weitz took on New Moon, Slade also tweeted that he is adding more Edward Cullen aka Robert Pattinson. The girls love the guy so the more of him in the film will lead to more cash in Summit's coffers.

We are now less than 6 months away from Eclipse's release and not a second of footage has been released. In fact, only one official image is available along with a handful of on-location spy snaps.

So when is the trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse going to be released?

The first instinct is to predict it appearing in front of Valentine's Day this weekend which includes a small role for Taylor Lautner. But that is a Warner Bros. film and Summit has shown with the first two Twilight films that they prefer trailer debuts in front of their own.

That leaves the limited release Roman Polanski thriller The Ghost Writer on February 19 which veers about as far from Twilight's fan base as possible. I put the odds at zero for that happening.

The more probable date for the first Eclipse trailer debut is on March 12 in front of Summit's Remember Me. That film happens to star Robert Pattinson (along with Lost's Emilie de Ravin) which next to Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner is as perfect a tie-in as possible.