New James Bond Movie Script Leaked In Sony Hack
Draft screenplay for Spectre among material taken in cyber-attack…
Producers have confirmed than an early version of the script for new James Bond movie Spectre has been stolen and leaked by hackers.
The script was among material taken during the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures last month.
A statement on the official 007 website said: “Eon Productions, the producers of the James Bond films, learned this morning that an early version of the screenplay for the new Bond film Spectre is amongst the material stolen and illegally made public by hackers who infiltrated the Sony Pictures Entertainment computer system.”
Eon said it feared that third parties who received the stolen screenplay “may seek to publish it or its contents”.
The statement continued: “The screenplay for Spectre is the confidential information of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Danjaq LLC, and is protected by the laws of copyright in the United Kingdom and around the world. It may not (in whole or in part) be published, reproduced, disseminated or otherwise utilised by anyone who obtains a copy of it.
“Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Danjaq LLC will take all necessary steps to protect their rights against the persons who stole the screenplay, and against anyone who makes infringing uses of it or attempts to take commercial advantage of confidential property it knows to be stolen.”
The movie is due to hit cinemas 6 November 2015.