X-Men Origins: Wolverine Movie Footage Leaked Online
"LEAK"? What "Leak"?
Apparently a copy of an incomplete and early version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was stolen on April 1st, and was promptly posted illegally on websites. The footage is said to be without (many) effects and had missing scenes and temporary sound and music. I actually have not googled intensively for said footage, but instead offer this toy-pic I snapped just now - for some giggles and whatnot. heh.
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...There is no leak! ... Is There?
The following statement was just issued by Fox re: the leak of the WOLVERINE workprint [via Aint It Cool News]:
"Last night, a stolen, incomplete and early version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was posted illegally on websites. It was without many effects and had missing scenes and temporary sound and music. We immediately contacted the appropriate legal authorities and had it removed. We forensically mark our content so we can identify sources that make it available or download it. The source of the initial leak and any subsequent postings will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - the courts have handed down significant criminal sentences for such acts and the last person who committed such a crime is still in jail. The FBI and the MPAA also are actively investigating this crime. We are encouraged by the support of fansites condemning piracy and this illegal posting and pointing out that such theft undermines the enormous efforts of the filmmakers and actors, and above all, hurts the fans of the film."