Today, I awoke to a post on a gossip site claiming to have pictures and video from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Thinking this was an April Fool’s joke, I clicked on the link and found a plethora of images and a small video from the film. Sorry, you won’t see any of them here. Please don’t read the rest of this post if you do not want to have any of the plot of Breaking Dawn revealed to you. Most of images were grabs from video that was in the editing phase. The video was from one of the sex scenes between Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) and the majority of the images were from sex scenes as well.
There were images of Bella as a vampire, one with red eyes and a couple with the golden eyes. Kristen looks pretty good as a vampire, but it is not the transformation I was hoping for. One was a pre-vampire shot of a bulging belly belonging to Bella with her hand on the belly. There was an overhead image of the after effects (blood) of the birth of Rennesme with Jacob (Taylor Lautner) standing next to Bella. There was one photo of Edward holding a gooey, bloody newborn Renesmee. An older Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) is pictured with Bella and Jacob. There was one grainy green screen grab of Bella and Edward kicking Aro’s ass (Michael Sheen).
If you want to find the images, I am sure you can. They did spoil a lot of looks of the film. Everyone is scrambling to figure out how they are going to do the birth scenes, how Kristen Stewart is going to look as a vampire, and how Rennesme will look. If you really want to wait to be suprised for the trailers or the films, don’t look for them. I do wish I had not seen them. I do see them having trouble keeping this a PG-13 movie. I have always said that Stephenie Meyer wrote an R-rated book, so why not make it an R-rated movie? Because it is in Meyer’s contract for the films to be at a maximum, PG-13.
Summit did issue a statement regarding the leaks less than an hour ago:
“Dear Twilight Saga fans,
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”
To date, there have only been a handful of images legally released by the studio and director Bill Condon. I am sure we will be getting the first teaser trailer sometime this summer as the first part of Breaking Dawn is set to be released November 18, 2011.