Slade Up For “Shadow”, “Eclipse” Gets New Edit

“30 Days of Night” director David Slade, who also helmed this Summer’s “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, is being targeted to direct the new film adaptation of “The Shadow” at 20th Century Fox reports Latino Review.

Previously set up at Sony Pictures, the reboot will go back to the comic book and radio serial roots of the character. Sam Raimi was linked as producer, with this move to Fox I understand that’s still the case. Universal released the previous film adaptation in 1994 starring Alec Baldwin.

Slade himself meanwhile has hit an issue with the aforementioned third “Twilight” feature. Entertainment Weekly reports that Art Jones, the editor who has worked with Slade on this and two previous films, has been replaced by Nancy Richardson.

Seems that Jones delivered a cut that the studio found “very good” but they wanted a “stronger edit”. Richardson edited Catherine Hardwicke’s original “Twilight” and was brought in because she’s apparently better at balancing the action and emotional elements of the story. Will Jones’ rough edit ever see the light of day sometime?