A draft script for the new James Bond film has been stolen and leaked by hackers, producers have confirmed.
An “early version” of the screenplay for Spectre was among material taken in a cyber-attack on the computers of Sony Pictures Entertainment. A group calling itself the Guardians of Peace, or GOP, targeted the film studio last month.
There have been suggestions that the attack was retaliation for a Sony-backed comedy in which two journalists are tasked with assassinating North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, although Pyongyang has denied responsibility.
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.”
Spectre, the 24th Bond film, will be out on November 6th, 2015, starring Christoph Waltz as its likely bad guy and Daniel Craig returning for a fourth time as Bond. But if you look in the right corners of the Internet, you could spoil some of the surprises right now.