"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."
Original Article below:
Yes it's true folks. This is one hell of a major security breach a month before the movie is supposed to come out. The work-print copy that has leaked is supposed to be a high-quality, almost full-length version of the film, with some unfinished special effects. According to sources at the studio here are some things you should know about the leaked copy that is floating around online:
- It is not the final cut of the film
- Scenes missing from the film are the one they most recently shot with Ryan Renolds as Deadpool
- It comes from an early test-screening cut of the film and there could be big difference in plot points between this bootleg and the actual theatrical release.
- The special effects are not finished therefore they will suck. The final film is still being polished.
I myself have not seen the film, and I wont go looking for this bootleg copy either. As much as I think the movie is going disapoint me, I still want to see the final fully complete copy on the big screen. Plus there were a lot of people that put a ton of hard work into the making of the film, and out of respect to them all of us here at GeekTyrant will not watch the bootleg Wolverine film. It really sucks that the movie leaked out like this. it is safe to say FOX is pissed off.