X-Men Origins Wolverine Leak – FBI is on the Job

An early copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine has leaked out on the net with unfinished effects and missing reshoots and final edits, and the studios are eager to squash this fast.

Frankly they are about 70 hours too late in a 72 hour situation. Its out there and they can shut down the sites, but its already out – like an Ebola Monkey. But the FBI has been called in to track down the source and sure as Lindsay Lohan’s next drink, there will be someone paying a big price for this.

BBC reports:

The Hugh Jackman film was downloaded an estimated several 100,000 times from file sharing websites on Tuesday.

20th Century Fox confirmed the copy had now been removed and the FBI informed.

The studio behind Wolverine stated: “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” the studio noted.

The studio is reacting as expected, with cause and concern saying that people will pre-judge the film for its early cut lack of editing and missing effects. There is logic there, but what they are really hoping for is that these people don’t resist the urge to go opening weekend to the film.

Its both really. They are concerned that this early version (which lacks reshoots and much of the Deadpool content) will reflect on the movie.

I know lots of our International Friends are indifferent on movie piracy so I imagine there are plenty out there who have already downloaded it. I am not judging you weak spined scruples free bastards, just sayin you shouldnt. I am not going to go afterschool special on ya, but it is stealing. Kay?

The important thing is that they are focusing their legal attention on the person who originally stole the copy and the torrent sites posting it. Arresting a bunch of movie fans watching crappy copies of unfinished films and video camera recorded movies is not going to accomplish anything. They have to focus on the enablers instead of making an example out of someone looking for a free ride.

Would you believe a review of an early edit and incomplete movie? Or will you go see it anyways?

Or would you avoid the copy entirely?

Edit This is not a forum to find links to the illegal copy online, nor is it a place to tell people where to get it. Please keep the discussion about the topic, not contributing TO the situation.


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