Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is begging fans to stop posting leaked shots from the upcoming instalment of the vampire franchise online.
The writer was left "extremely heartbroken" after intimate photos of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in bed together, snapped on the set of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, emerged online.
Now she's issued a desperate plea asking Twilight devotees to wait for the film to hit the big screen instead of viewing the shots.
In a statement, Meyer says, "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."