Film trailer: the battle begins in 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'

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Previously released teasers of Eclipse featured short clips from the much-anticipated third installment of The Twilight Saga, but here is the first official trailer for the film, to be released worldwide June 30.

The brief excerpts emphasized the story's romance but this trailer shows the action as a new army of vampires gather. With Edward's group and Jacob's tribe forming an unlikely alliance to defeat Victoria and her "newborn" vampires, the werewolves prepare for battle and strike.

The trailer features Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The film also features Dakota Fanning ( The Runaways) and Anna Kendrick, the Oscar nominee for Up in the Air. Directed by David Slade, chosen for his stylish music videos, the story is based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer and hits US theaters on June 30, while rolling out around the world in the following weeks.