Filming of 'The Twilight Saga's Eclipse' Has Begun

Filming of 'The Twilight Saga's Eclipse' Has Begun

Along with the announcement about the start of 'Eclipse' production, Summit Entertainment provides names to the unnamed cast.

The principal photography of "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" has been kicked off. Through a press release outed Tuesday, August 18, Summit Entertainment announced that the third installment of the "Twilight Saga" series has commenced principal photography with director David Slade serving behind the lens.

The filming is taking place on location in Vancouver, BC using the script provided by the "Twilight Saga" screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg. On Monday, August 17, one of the cast members, Peter Facinelli, has tweeted that the shooting has begun. "1st day of filming on Eclipse starts today! :)," the Carlisle Cullen depicter shared. "My part starts filming next week, so today... more fight training."

In addition to the start of filming announcement, Summit also unraveled which characters the new cast members are touted to portray. Jodelle Ferland, who was said to carry out "a vampire who has just been turned" will take on the role of Bree. Julia Jones and BooBoo Stewart are joining the cast ensemble as Leah and Seth Clearwater.

Bryce Dallas Howard takes over Victoria from Rachelle Lefevre, Xavier Samuel plays Riley, Catalina Sandino Moreno stars as Maria and Jack Huston is picked up to portray Rosalie's former fiance, Royce King II. Meanwhile, familiar faces returning include Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone and Billy Burke.

"The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" is an adaptation of the third novel from Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series. Knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf, Bella Swan once again finds herself surrounded by danger while she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob in this movie. The vampire drama is scheduled for a U.S. release on June 30, 2010.

The "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" list of cast:

Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black

Cullen Family:
Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen
Peter Facinelli as Dr. Carlisle
Elizabeth Reaser as Esme Cullen
Kellan Lutz as Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale
Jackson Rathbone as Jasper Hale

Wolf Pack:
Chaske Spencer as Sam Uley
Bronson Pelletier as Jared
Alex Meraz as Paul
Kiowa Gordon as Embry Call
Tyson Houseman as Quil Ateara

Other Quileutes:
Gil Birmingham as Billy Black
Tinsel Korey as Emily

Nomad Vampires :
Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria

Cameron Bright as Alec
Charlie Bewley as Demetri
Daniel Cudmore as Felix
Dakota Fanning as Jane

Additional Returning Cast Members:
Billy Burke as Charlie Swan
Sarah Clarke as Renee Dwyer
Anna Kendrick as Jessica
Michael Welch as Mike
Christian Serratos as Angela
Justin Chon as Eric

New Cast Members:
Xavier Samuel as Riley
Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria
Jack Huston as Royce King
Julia Jones as Leah Clearwater
BooBoo Stewart as Seth Clearwater
Jodelle Ferland as Bree



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