Senior Editor
05.06.09 42 Comments

Felt Bella wombs? I’ll take two.

After 30 Days of Night director David Slade was announced as the director for the third Twilight movie, /Film uncovered some comments from his since-deleted Twitter account in which he’d discussed the possibility of seeing Twilight…

Twilight drunk? No, not even drunk. Twilight on acid? No, not even on acid? Twilight at gun point? Just shoot me.”

…Which the Twihards naturally weren’t too happy about.  A sampling of responses:

Lola says: “I’d be happy to do the last thing he asked.”

Water Lily says: “I didn’t like those comments, they are embarrasing to the project. Kinda like you kissed a boy and then found out he told every one the week before that you had bad breath.” [editor’s note: clearly a hypothetical, given the source]

Joan says: “i vote summit fires this guy b/4 they lose tons of money and make tens of thousands of girls vry vry angry.”

Which brings us to today, and Slade furiously apologizing to Twilight fans, because as we all know, hell hath no fury like a delusional cat lady scorned.  Slade’s PR flack Slade writes:

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.

Oh yes, nothing like Stephenie Meyer’s beautifully honest characters.  Especially that centuries-old vampire who wants nothing more than to hang out with a 16-year-old he can’t bang.  That sounds thrilling. Though I’m sure this will go over fine.  One thing Twilight fans by definition don’t have is a good B.S. detector.

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