"Twilight" enthusiasts were absolutely ecstatic for the past few days as what appeared to be a "leaked" copy of an alleged script of "The Twilight Sage: Eclipse" made its way to the World Wide Web. Fans of the teen vampire series of books and movies were thrilled with the "leaked" pages
of script stamped with the watermark of Jackson Rathbone, who plays Jasper Hale. But as "The Dish Rag" and Aceshowbiz.com point out, the "Eclipse" script does not reveal that much about the movie. "The Dish Rag" goes even further,
suggesting that the script is undoubtedly a "blue script," meaning it
was an early version and most probably was not shot for the third
Although the "Eclipse" script might be a counterfeit, it might not be. As Elizabeth Snead at "The Dish Rag" notes, Jackson Rathbone might get a bit of a scolding from Summit Entertainment, the studio producing "Eclipse," for his apparent negligence. Actors are given scripts with their names emblazoned upon them to keep track of the scripts, especially those that are on lockdown, like the "Twilight" movies.
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" wrapped up production in October and is now in post-production.
The "leaked" script opens with Riley (Xavier Samuel) being turned into a vampire by Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard). Victoria apparently plans to send Riley after Bella (Kristen Stewart).
Thus far, there has been no word from Summit Entertainment as to the authenticity of the script. And why should there be? Either way, the existence of the "leaked" "Eclipse" script generates interest and advance publicity.
And this isn't the first time a copy of a "Twilight" script was picked up by an outside party. In May 2009, a copy of the "New Moon" script was found in a St. Louis trash can. The woman, a hairdresser, returned the script to the studio in exchange for premiere tickets to the "New Moon" movie.