Nicole Sperling
April 23, 2009 AT 04:56 AM EDT

Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Hard Candy director David Slade will helm The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in the series of movies based on Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster books. Yesterday, EW reported that Slade had been in talks for the job. In a press release, the studio said that Slade — the edgy filmmaker behind Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night — will direct Eclipse, which has a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg and will be released on June 30, 2010.

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