Summit Entertainment has begun principal photography in Vancouver on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third entry in the series that is scheduled to open in North America on June 30, 2010.

David Slade is directing from Melissa Rosenberg’s adapted screenplay based on the book by Stephenie Meyer.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner reprise their lead roles as the character of Bella is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob.

Bryce Dallas Howard, Catalina Sandino Moreno are new additions to the cast, along with Xavier Samuel, Jack Huston, Julia Jones, BooBoo Stewart, and Jodelle Ferland.

The second installment of the film franchise, The Twilight Saga: New Moon directed by Chris Weitz, will be released on November 20 this year.