Statement on SPECTRE from Eon Productions


Following the release of information by the group that hacked into Sony’s network relating to SPECTRE, on Saturday Eon Productions released the following statement:

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.

Eon Productions is concerned that third parties who have received the stolen screenplay may seek to publish it or its contents. The screenplay for SPECTRE is the confidential information of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Danjaq, LLC, and is protected by the laws of copyright in the United Kingdom and around the world. It may not (in whole or in part) be published, reproduced, disseminated or otherwise utilised by anyone who obtains a copy of it. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Danjaq LLC will take all necessary steps to protect their rights against the persons who stole the screenplay, and against anyone who makes infringing uses of it or attempts to take commercial advantage of confidential property it knows to be stolen.

As a Bond fan I like to follow production of the films, but maintain enough distance so I can actually enjoy them properly on my first viewing. What interests me gets posted on The James Bond Dossier website.

And as a Bond fan my main concern about this attack is that the chance of learning information about SPECTRE that I’d really prefer not to know has increased exponentially.

So, as one Bond fan to another, if you are in possession of knowledge about SPECTRE that can be considered a major spoiler please do not share it with me via this site, via email, or any of the social media channels related to this site.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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