LOS ANGELES—DreamZone Entertainment has released the first photos from its upcoming adult film version of Romeo and Juliet as a 48-hour exclusive on FilmDrunk.com. Director Lee Roy Myers’ adaptation of the Shakespearean classic stars Rocco Reed and Chanel Preston as the star-crossed lovers.

In a real-life romantic twist, DreamZone reports, the two performers fell in love on the set and have since become a couple. The mainstream website FilmDrunk.com jumped on this story of romance on an X-rated movie set, spreading the buzz about DreamZone’s Romeo and Juliet to its online visitors. The movie is due in February, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

To view the exclusive, safe-for-work glamour and behind-the-scenes photos, click here.

“Rocco and I knew each other, and we’d even appeared in some of the same movies, but we never worked together directly until this movie,” explains Chanel. “From our first conversation on the set, we both felt a connection, and when we finally did our sex scene together, it was amazing! It was more than just a performance.”

Lee Roy Myers is known for his adult parodies of popular movies and television series, but he stayed true to the spirit of the Bard, only modernizing the classic tale.

“Some people might have expected me to come out with something like A Midsummer Night’s Gang-Bang or Hepatitus Andronicus, but DreamZone’s Romeo and Juliet is not not a parody at all,” Myers says. “It’s a contemporary take on Shakespeare that includes all of the passion and sex too steamy for conventional adaptations of the play. I was thrilled to shoot this erotic romance for DreamZone. Romeo and Juliet is by far the most passionate and exciting movie I have ever made.”

Unlike Shakespeare’s play about teenage lovers, all of the characters in DreamZone’s Romeo and Juliet are adults. AVN Award-winning Best Actresses abound: Lady Capulet is played by India Summer and Romeo’s ex, Rosalyn, by Andy San Dimas. Anthony Rosano plays the antagonistic Tybalt. The top-shelf supporting cast includes AVN Hall of Famer Tom Byron as the patriarch Capulet, Brian Street Team as Romeo’s loyal friend Benvolio, and Ann Marie Rios as Polly, a new take on Juliet’s attendant (and lover).

“The intensity and eroticism of Romeo and Juliet reflects the level of quality and creativity consumers have come to associate with DreamZone,” says Adam Hasner, DreamZone’s VP of sales. “We are blending Shakespearean and modern language and character stylings together to give this familiar tale something totally new and hot for consumers to enjoy.”

Romeo and Juliet will be released in February 2012. For DreamZone sales, contact Adam Hasner at (609) 426-1777, ext. 228, or email adam@evolutiondist.com.