The recent hacking of Sony’s computer network and subsequent upload of terabytes of information mirrors the actions of Silva in Skyfall, but while the consequences are unlikely to directly cause any fatalities there are certainly some red faces.
Many of the leaked documents have been scoured by the world’s press, where the true feelings of directors, producers and studio heads about some leading actors and creative talent have often been expressed with no holds barred.
While some documents purporting to disclose script details have been released, the main thing of interest as far as this website concerns the budget of SPECTRE, which MGM head Jonathan Glickman discloses in one email “sits in the mid $300Ms” as the studio struggles to cut costs and finally reduced to $250 million.
Skyfall had a budget of $200 million budget, which was reduced from the $230 million spent on Quantum of Solace; the figures required to produce these films is mind blowing and don’t forget this is for production and doesn’t include the cost of marketing the film.
For further info on the leak see HMSS Weblog’s spoiler free article and an article with slight spoilers at MI6, quoting extracts from emails between Jonathan Glickman, Sony’s Amy Pascal and Barbara Broccoli.