Images have been leaking from the set of Bill Condon’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Almost every major production has to deal with leaks. Sometimes the filmmakers shrug and accept the leaks and hope that they’ll raise interest in the project. Other times, a production (usually one that already has plenty of publicity and fan interest) goes into lockdown and attempts to get sites to remove said images. Our policy at Collider is to run unofficial images, but we’ll always take them down at the request of the studio and/or filmmaker.
Condon, producer Wyck Godfrey, author Stephanie Meyer, and studio Summit Entertainment are pleading with sites to not show the leaked images from the upcoming film and for fans to stop passing these images around. I don’t know if fans will acquise, but I for one am more than happy to not show anyone anything from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Hit the jump for a statement from the filmmakers.
Here’s the official statement released by the filmmakers:
As some of you may know, pictures and screen grabs of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as a work in progress have leaked on the internet. We are extremely proud of this film and also extremely heartbroken to see it out there at this stage.
The film and these images are not yet ready or in their proper context. They were illegally obtained and their early dissemination is deeply upsetting to the actors, the filmmakers and Summit who are working so hard to bring these movies to fruition to you in November 2011 and November 2012.
Please, for those who are posting, stop. And please, though the temptation is high, don’t view or pass on these images. Wait for the film in its beautiful, finished entirety to thrill you.
Stephenie Meyer, Bill Condon, Wyck Godfrey and Summit Entertainment