'Twilight' team beg for pics to be taken off the web

After unauthorized images from the set of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” somehow made their way to the Internet, Summit Entertainment and the filmmakers issued a statement pleading for their removal.

The minimajor and writer Stephenie Meyer, director Bill Condon and producer Wyck Godfrey issued a statement Friday after images were posted on several sites of stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in bed together.

“We are extremely proud of this film and also extremely heartbroken to see it out there at this stage,” the statement said. “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.”

Shooting on “Breaking Dawn” began in the fall in Vancouver and Baton Rouge, La., with Condon directing both segments based on the final tome in the four-book series.

Story centers on the marriage of mortal Bella and the vampire Edward, and Bella giving birth to a half-vampire, half-human daughter.

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