Tickets for the second installment in the Twilight Saga, New Moon are already selling out earlier than any other movie in history. They camped out for days to see the stars give their half-drunken insights into the film at Comic-Con.
So are the swooning fan girls ready to trade in their sparkling vampires and cuddly werewolves in for a more guy friendly frenzy of violence and gore? They may not have a choice.
David Slade, the director for the next Twilight movie, Eclipse is tired of the focus falling on the interspecies love triangle, and promises a gory guy friendly vampire war.
The first one was very focused on this love story and really sweet and it was beautiful, but it didn't have a lot of stuff that guys would go, 'Yeah, I want to go see that.' There's going to be a lot more focus on [action], and the fight scene will have more emphasis on it. I definitely think it will be a little more guy-friendly.
The 3rd movie, based on Stephanie Meyer's best selling book, features a war between vampires and werewolves paired up with the Cullens.
Slade is no stranger to gory Vampire flicks, having helmed the visually stunning and violent 30 Days of Night adaptation. He also directed a pre- Juno Ellen page as a "castrating" "teen" in the brilliant psychological thriller Hard Candy(if you've seen the film, you know why the words are in quotes).
But even with his testosterone street cred, Slade may have to compromise. Chris Weitz, the director of New Moon, seems like he has. Weitz brought us the amazingly fierce looking animals in the high budget domestic-flop The Golden Compass. From what I've seen in New Moon, the werewolves look soft and cuddly-- a far cry from the Armored Polar Bears tearing off jaws in a kid's movie.
So for all the hate that Twilight gets, I hope Slade can indeed bring Twilight into a darker and more brutal world. But even if he does pull it off, guys still may not take the bait.
What do you guys think?