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‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ Gears Up For Vancouver Shoot

twilight-eclipse_lPrincipal photography for ‘The ‘Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ is set to begin on August 17th, 2009 and run until October 31st, 2009 in Vancouver, Canada. The Vancouver Sun has reported that many of the actors set to star in the film are already in the city ahead of schedule. Rehearsals for the film are set to start next week. The main stars, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have not yet arrived in the city as they are currently finishing up other projects.

Twilight: Eclipse stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Xavier Samuel, Jodelle Ferland and Bryce Dallas Howard.

In a quick rundown of what else is happening Twilight Universe this week…

Jodelle Ferland, who is best known for her role in ‘Silent Hill’, has joined the cast of the film. Ferland’s role in Eclipse is described by Variety as a “vampire who has just been turned“. On various fan sites, speculation is that it is the character called ‘Bree’. Ferland’s most recent roles include the CBS telepic ‘Pictures of Hollis Woods’ and an upcoming thriller with Renée Zellweger titled ‘Case 39’.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, ‘Twilight Saga’ screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg shared some insight on the scope of the recently wrapped ‘New Moon’. “It becomes bigger in scope. The first film was really a small romance in a way. There was the battle with James (Cam Gigandet) at the end. That was as big as it got,” Rosenberg explained. “With ‘New Moon,’ we have the werewolf clan, we have the Volturi – and in ‘Eclipse,’ there is an epic battle, so with every book, with every episode of the movie, it gets grander in scope, which is fun to write.” said Rosenberg.

Earlier in the week, the author of The Twilight Saga, Stephenie Meyer, was accused yesterday of plagiarising certain scenes from the fourth book in the saga, Breaking Dawn. The accuser, Jordan Scott claims Meyer plagiarised from her 2006 release The Nocturne.

Meyers’ publishers, Hachette Book Group, received a cease-and-desist letter outlining the stolen scenes, which highlighted a wedding, a romantic scene on a beach, a vampire transformation description, and a main character’s death as the scenes in question. All claims have been refuted from Meyers’s side, with Scott intent on filing a copyright infringement lawsuit.