The show must go on for the actors and crew of the next 007 thriller film “SPECTRE.” The James Bond film’s draft script is one of the files hacked from Sony Pictures. Despite the leak, Daniel Craig and Rory Kinnear still continued on their waterborne sequence in a speedboat on a London canal. Read on for more details about the cyberattack.
The actors are currently filming in London and will travel to Austria, Morocco, Italy and Mexico for some scenes with director Sam Mendes.
SPECTRE refers to the name of an organization of terrorists that was featured in early Bond films. The plot’s details were supposed to be top secret until the cyberattack. EON Productions, the film’s producer, confirmed the damages.
Aside from the script, executives’ recorded conversations through email were also published online. Some are sensitive topics like criticizing celebrities and President Barack Obama. Meanwhile, medical records of Sony employees, fake names used by actors to check in to hotels and the $300 million and counting budget for the new Bond film have also been leaked.
James Bond International Fan Club’s representative, Ajay Chowdhury, said the attack was damaging although the Bond franchise can still survive. “If this can happen to Sony, it can happen to other studios,” he said. He claimed it can be a form of economic warfare.
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s lawyer warned the media not to publish the leaked files. EON Productions threatened to take action against the hackers and people who will try to use the screenplay for terrorism, revenge, counter-intelligence or extortion.
North Korea received suspicions for the cyberattack based on their retaliation for the film “The Interview” produced by Sony. The movie is all about an assassination attempt against Kim Jong Un.
North Korea admitted hating the film but denied the leak.
Chowdhury said the crime was like a plot for a James Bond film. Hackers damaging a trillion-dollar entertainment industry seems movie-like for the dedicated fan.
“SPECTRE” is the 24th movie of the James Bond saga. It is written by John Logan, Robert Wade and Neal Purvis. Daniel Craig returns as James Bond; while Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw are still his support staff. Monica Belluci, Léa Seydoux and Andrew Scott also star in the film. Dave Bautista, who is famous for his role as Drax the Destroyer from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” is a henchman.
“SPECTRE” will premiere in November 2015.
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