A new editor, Entertainment Weekly announced, has been added to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’s staff list.
“Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the uber-successful Twilight series, confirmed this morning that it has replaced
Eclipse editor Art Jones with Nancy Richardson, the editor of Catherine Hardwicke’s original Twilight film,” EW reports.
Summit still said that the material put together by David Slade is “very good” and that there is no “blame” being placed upon Art Jones, EW continues, but that the film “needed a stronger edit.”
Presumably, with the trailer coming sometime next week and the film due in just a few short months, there is some pressure to get the approved cut together here in the near future.
You might recall that in late January, David Slade notified his Twitter followers that the film was going through its early “director’s cut” stage. Shortly thereafter, though, he used the same medium to state that he was going back to editing to add “more EDWARD” to the film.
So, basically, at this stage in the game, in order to bring about a finished product that fans will be pleased with, the decision has been made to bring in an old face to the staff.
I just hope that Nancy doesn't make such a mockery of Eclipse as she did for Twilight. I am going to give her the benefit of the doubt on this one. I won't judge until I've seen the full project.