Yes, this news is about Eclipse, the third movie, even though the world has not yet seen the second movie, New Moon. As you may already know, New Moon is set for a November 20, 2009 release, and Eclipse will be released just a short seven months later on June 30, 2010. (Which, by the way, I think is super-awesome! Thanks Summit Entertainment for NOT pulling a Warner Bros. and holding back the third film to suit your own needs!)
Long time rumors were confirmed that 30 Days of Night director David Slade will be the director for Eclipse. Also, it was revealed that there is a casting call out for three characters: Riley, and the Clearwater sibs, Leah and Seth. It was also revealed that shooting for the film will take place in Vancouver from August 17 through October 31 (I guess many of the cast will be vampires for Halloween!).
And finally, we have a new cast member to announce: Xavier Samuel (pictured above) has been cast in the role of Riley. Riley was the vamp from Victoria's army who have targeted Bella. He should have a juicy role in what we hope will be an awesome fight scene between Riley and Edward.