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Third Twilight film in the pipeline

Published: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 13:52 [IST]

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Washington (ANI): With the success of Twilight still very fresh, Summit Entertainment has announced that they will be releasing a third series by the name of Eclipse. The release date for the film has been set as June 30, 2010, and Summit's expected to make the official announcement this weekend, reports Variety magazine.

Twilight, the first in the series, has generated 189 million dollars domestically, and another 174 million dollars overseas. The second film of the series, New Moon, is expected to begin production shortly, with Chris Weitz replacing Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke.

The director for Eclipse has not been selected as yet. However, it is suggested that Robert Pattinson will be seen in the film as Edward, Kristen Stewart as Bella, and Taylor Lautner as Jacob. The vampire thriller represents a ready-made franchise for Summit with four books in Stephenie Meyer''s series, which have sold more than 17 million copies worldwide.

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