The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
'Eclipse promotional poster
Film information

Directed by

David Slade

Produced by

Wyck Godfrey
Karen Rosenfelt

Written by

Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay)
Stephenie Meyer (novel)

Music by

Howard Shore


Javier Aguirresarobe

Distributed by

Summit Entertainment

Release Date(s)

June 30, 2010 (US)
July 9, 2010 (UK)
July 1,2010 (AUS)





Gross Revenue


Preceded by

New Moon

Followed by

Breaking Dawn - Part 1

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the third installment of five in the Twilight Saga film series based on Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name. The film was released on June 30, 2010.


Some say the world will end in fire,"
"Some say in ice."
"From what I've tasted of desire"
"I hold with those who favor fire."
"But if I had to perish twice,"
"I think I know enough of hate"
"To say it for destruction ice"
"Is also great"
"And would suffice.” — Bella Swan quoting Robert Frost's Fire and Ice

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Riley before his transformation.

The film begins, with college student Riley Biers walking out of a bar in Seattle at night, in the pouring rain. As he enters an alleyway, he is knocked down a few times by a dark figure. In a desperate attempt to evade his attacker, takes off running. Unfortunately, he reaches a pier, where he hesitates to jump into the water; as he hesitates, the figure catches up with him and bites his right palm, leaving a crescent-moon shaped bite mark on it; he is left screaming and thrashing, initiating his excruciating transformation into a newborn vampire. It is later explained that the attacker was Victoria, and she chose Riley because he was from Forks, making his knowledge of the area important to guide the newborn army. Victoria is determined on destroying Bella in order to take revenge on Edward for killing her mate, James in Twilight. She plans to create an army of newborn vampires under the forceful control of Riley, while keeping herself hidden so Alice can't see her. She also seduces Riley to win his loyalty and dedication.

Edward Cullen and Bella Swan are seen laying in their meadow, where Bella is reciting aloud the poem Fire and Ice (included in the novel), and negotiating her change into a vampire, with Edward asking her to marry him first. She endlessly turns him down, because of her issues with teen marriages. Edward says that in his world, it was the way one says: "I love you." Bella says that in her world, at her age, it is the way one says: "I just got knocked up."

The newborn army keeps growing, but members are extremely careless in their feeding, much to the dismay of the people of Seattle, the Forks police including Charlie Swan, and the Cullens. News headlines and columns about the murders and disappearances blanket the newspapers. Back in Forks, Edward and Bella discuss some of the complications of becoming an immortal vampire. Also, Bella makes the effort to keep in touch with Jacob Black, her best friend, but he refuses to return her calls. Charlie decides to unground Bella, as she had been for leaving Forks, on the condition that she spends more time with Jacob and her other human friends.

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Charlie is investigating the disappearance of Riley Biers, reported missing over a year earlier. In the meantime, Edward suspects it to be associated with the newborn vampires in Seattle; further proving his suspicions is the intrusion of Riley in Bella's room, in which he steals a red blouse with Bella's scent on it, in order for the newborns to recognize her scent. On one occasion, Alice has a vision of Victoria's return, so Edward takes Bella to Jacksonville to visit her mother and to assure her safety while the Cullens and the wolf pack chase Victoria. The last chase ends with Emmett almost crossing into Quileute territory. Paul stopped him from crossing the boundary line, resulting in a confrontation between the wolves and the Cullens, which Jasper stops using his abilities to calm everyone down.


Bella finds out about this during Edward and Jacob's argument, also discovering that Victoria is back, and follows Jacob down to La Push for both a visit and to learn more about the incident. Although Edward fears for her safety, Bella convinces him that Jacob and the werewolves would not harm her. When Edward catches Riley's scent, he suspects that someone is making a plan and agrees to team up with the La Push werewolves to protect Bella and Charlie from the possible danger. From then on, Bella begins to spend more time in La Push. During one of these trips, Jacob suddenly confesses his love for her and forcibly kisses her. Bella, both shocked and outraged, angrily punches him in the face and breaks her hand by mistake (though Jacob feels no pain at all). After driving Bella home, Edward threatens to break Jacob's jaw if he ever dares to kiss Bella again without her permission, while Charlie comes out to stop the tension (obviously not knowing what happened), Jacob awkwardly explains to him that he kissed Bella without her permission and that she broke her hand while punching his face.

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A few days later, Bella, Jasper, Edward, and Alice graduate from Forks High School. Alice invites the seniors to a party at the Cullen house. Jacob and his friends Embry and Quil crash the party and Jacob gives Bella a handmade carved-wolf bracelet as a graduation present moments before Alice catches a vision of the newborn army coming to kill them. The Cullens have a short discussion, and Jacob and Sam agree to join forces with the Cullens to fight off the threat of the newborn army. Eventually, Bella realizes that the newborn army has been under the secret control of Victoria. The Volturi have also been aware of this, but they decide to give the army a chance to destroy the Cullens, because Aro wanted Alice and Edward for their powers but for as long as they had their family the Cullens would not join the Volturi's forces.


Bella tries to get Edward to make love to her before turning her into a vampire. Edward initially refuses, explaining that it would be too dangerous, although he tells her that he wants to, but not yet. Eventually, upon realizing how much it means to Bella, he says that he is willing to try in the future as long as they are married first. Despite an aversion to marriage, Bella realizes that spending an eternity with Edward is more important to her than anything else and accepts his proposal, in which he presents her with an engagement ring that belonged to his biological mother. Edward is overwhelmed with happiness and embraces her.

When everyone else is preparing for the battle, Edward and Bella camp up in the mountains, where they are later joined by Jacob and Seth, to wait out the fight. Bella, being human, is about to freeze to death in the frigid mountain blizzard. Jacob warms her up, much to Edward's disgust. During the cold night, Bella, while sleeping, overhears a conversation between the two of them, in which they temporarily forget their mutual hatred toward each other.


In the morning, Edward plans for Jacob to overhear him, and Bella discussing their engagement, and Jacob becomes distraught. He threatens to join the fight and get himself killed because he feels that Bella does not love him and that him being dead would be easier for her. When Bella begs him not to, Jacob demands a proper reason not to do so. In a desperate attempt to prevent his death, she asks him to kiss her and, while doing so, realizes that she loves him as well when she kisses him back. However, she also realizes that her feelings for Jacob are not to be compared with her love for Edward. Edward finds out about the kiss by reading Jacob's mind, but he is not angry with Bella. Jacob still goes and joins the fight, promising that he'll be back, but eventually gets injured while trying to protect Leah.

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The Cullens and the wolves fight the newborn army and manage to kill almost every last one with their own numbers still intact. Victoria and Riley manage to find Bella's hiding spot, starting a fight to the death. Seth bites off Riley's hand, before being swatted away by him. Victoria's survival instincts push her to leave, but Edward gets her to stay by taunting her about James. Riley and Victoria gain the upper hand and are about to kill Edward, when Bella distracts them by cutting her arm with a rock, using her blood to catch their attention. Edward uses the distraction to break free and Seth sneaks behind a hill, drags Riley away, and kills him. Victoria ignores Riley's desperate cry for help, only to die at the hands of Edward. Four members of the Volturi arrive to destroy what is left of Victoria's army, only to kill the one newborn who surrendered: Bree Tanner (though her name is not mentioned). When Jane inflicts pain on her, the Cullens ask for mercy for Bree, but Jane nonetheless orders Felix to kill the newborn. They also, discover that while Bella has not become a vampire yet, the date for her transformation has been set.

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When Bella visits the injured Jacob, she is welcomed by loud screams coming from the house. As Billy and the rest of the wolf pack (other than Sam, who is inside with Carlisle and Jacob) waiting patiently, though looking worried outside. Carlisle comes out of the house and says, that Jacob will make a full recovery. Billy and Carlisle then shake hands, showing that they can now start to trust one another. After the treatment, Bella walks in to tell an agonized Jacob that she still loves him but has chosen Edward over him. After he realizes he reluctantly agrees not to try and put them apart anymore.

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Bella and Edward go to the meadow, where she tells him the wedding has been handed to the care of Alice. Edward asks why she is trying to please everyone else when she is not; Bella answers that she has always felt like she belonged in Edward's vampire world, by realizing that being in Edward's vampire world has made her strong, and realizing who she really is. Bella also decided to do things responsibly, by tying herself to him in every human way possible before she becomes a vampire. They decide to inform Charlie about their engagement, which Bella declares as highly dangerous, and jokes that it's a good thing Edward is bulletproof. Edward responds to this with a smile, and gives her his mother's ring. The movie ends with Bella and Edward embracing each other lovingly in their meadow.


The Cullens and the SwansEdit

Actor Role
Kristen Stewart Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson Edward Cullen
Peter Facinelli Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser Esme Cullen
Ashley Greene Alice Cullen
Kellan Lutz Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed Rosalie Hale
Jackson Rathbone Jasper Hale
Billy Burke Charlie Swan
Sarah Clarke Renée Dwyer

The Quileute tribeEdit

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Actor Role
Taylor Lautner Jacob Black
Gil Birmingham Billy Black
Chaske Spencer Sam Uley
Tyson Houseman Quil Ateara V
Kiowa Gordon Embry Call
Alex Meraz Paul Lahote
Bronson Pelletier Jared Cameron
Julia Jones Leah Clearwater
Boo Boo Stewart Seth Clearwater
Alex Rice Sue Clearwater
Mariel Belanger The Third Wife
Byron Chief Moon Taha Aki
William Belleau Quileute Warrior #1
Justin Rain Quileute Warrior #2

Seattle newborn armyEdit

Actor Role
Bryce Dallas Howard Victoria Sutherland
Xavier Samuel Riley Biers
Jodelle Ferland Bree Tanner
Matt Deane Newborn soldier #1
Brett Chan Newborn soldier #2
Philip Chang Newborn soldier #3
Trevor Jones Newborn soldier #4
Fraser Corbett Newborn soldier #5
Guilherme De Franco Newborn soldier #6
Devon Ferguson Newborn soldier #7

The VolturiEdit

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

Other vampiresEdit

Actor Role
Kirsten Prout Lucy
Catalina Sandino Moreno Maria
Leah Gibson Nettie
Peter Murphy Cold Man
Monqiue Ganderton Cold Woman
Cainan Wiebe Newborn vampire

Other humansEdit

Actor Role
Christian Serratos Angela Weber
Anna Kendrick Jessica Stanley
Michael Welch Mike Newton
Justin Chon Eric Yorkie
Jack Huston Royce King II
Paul Jarrett Mr. Biers
Iris Quinn Mrs. Biers
Dawn Chubai Herself
Ben Geldreich John
Tinsel Korey Emily Young
Sabrina Frank Vera


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