THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE Album on Pre-Order: Will Robert Pattinson Sing?
Posted by Robstengasm on Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Eclipse meadow scene
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’s soundtrack compilation is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 8, or about three weeks before the movie opens on North American screens.
At this stage, what songs will be included in the soundtrack album is most anybody’s guess. According to earlier reports, Muse’s song for the film is out. Others have it that just about everybody, from Adam Lambert to Justin Bieber (dueting with Robert Pattinson…), will be heard on the album’s soundtrack. Placido Domingo anyone? What about Joan Jett?
Band 100 Monkeys‘ Jackson Rathbone, who plays Jasper Hale in the Twilight Saga movies, has reportedly also offered songs from his band.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse score has been composed by three-time Academy Award-winner Howard Shore, among whose credits are the Lord of the Rings trilogy; David Cronenberg’s Crash, A History of Violence and Eastern Promises; and David Fincher’s Se7en. Now, that sounds promising.
Although the June 8 date is no longer on the Amazon page for the Eclipse soundtrack — it was removed sometime after it first appeared on Monday, April 19 — it is the correct release date according to MTV, which received confirmation from a representative for Atlantic Records.
Those who want to preorder the Eclipse soundtrack can already do so despite the announcement on the album’s Amazon page that "a release date has not yet been set for this title." In fact, lots of people have been doing so, as the Eclipse album currently (early hours, April 20) ranks #17 among Amazon’s "music" bestsellers and #2 among its movie soundtracks.
Directed by David Slade from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens on June 30. The final official Eclipse trailer will be shown on Oprah next Friday.