Last spring the filmmakers of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn pleaded with fans not to “view or pass on” images that had leaked onto the internet from the unfinished film (which included highly anticipated scenes, such as Bella and Edward in bed), and described themselves as “extremely heartbroken.”
But maybe now they can take comfort in legal action? Summit Entertainment put out a press release today that identifies the alleged “principle hacker”: “Civil actions in the United States and Argentina name Daiana Santia, along with others, as being involved in stealing photographs, unfinished images and video from both parts of the yet to be released The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn which first appeared on the internet of March 31 of this year,” the release states, going on to say that criminal action in Argentina has also been filed.
“While we very much appreciate the legions of committed fans of the franchise and encourage them to create community online, we cannot ignore that property was stolen,” says David C. Friedman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Summit Entertainment. “It is not fair to the majority of fans that want to see the final chapter of The Twilight Saga film franchise fully realized the filmmaker and dedicated cast and crew to have these images out and available on the internet.”
Breaking Dawn — Part 1 will arrive in theaters Nov. 18.