The director of The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse, David Slade, is inserting his foot into his mouth at this very moment. Apparently when Twilight was released last year, David Slade made a comment, via Twitter, about his level of interest in the film. Slade said, “Twilight drunk? No, not even drunk. Twilight on acid? No, not even on acid? Twilight at gun point? Just shoot me.” I take it he didn’t really want to see it. Granted the hype surrounding the movie was completely out of control, and that can definitely turn some people off. BUT when you are later hired as the director of the sequel, this comment may come back and bite you in the ass, and it did.
Let the damage control begin.! In response to the tweet, Slade’s Twitter account has been deleted and he has issued a formal apology to all Twilight fans. He sent a letter to website Twilight Lexicon stating…
I would be grateful if you could distribute this statement to the fans of Twilight: I would like to address some statements that I made regarding Twilight.
When I made these comments, I had neither seen the film nor read the books. I was promoting a comedy short film that I had made for Xbox and every pop culture subject was seen as a possible comedy target. I was being silly and none of the statements were from the heart.
Of course, I have since seen the movie and read the books and was quickly consumed with the rich storytelling and the beautifully honest characters that Stephenie Meyer created.
I would like to reassure everyone involved that I am invested in making the best film that I am humanly capable of, and that I am acutely aware of the power of the original books we serve.
Please be rest assured this statement is absolutely from the heart.
I’m sure he really is sorry that he made the comment. But I don’t see how the tweet relates to promoting another film? This should be a lesson to all, do not make nasty remarks about anything via Twitter, or on the Internet in general. It can come back to haunt you. There are a few things those in the entertainment industry should not do, going too crazy with the Twitter accounts and naked pictures are examples. This is the equivalent of making fun of your boss in an e-mail, and then accidentally sending it to your boss. Oops.
What do you think? Do you really care? Will this impact your decision to see the sequel?