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James Bond Movie 'Spectre' Script Stolen in Sony Hack

The script for the highly anticipated James Bond movie Spectre has been stolen in the massive hack of Sony Pictures.

Eon Productions and the producers behind the movie released a statement confirming that the script was stolen and warned any third parties who have received it that it is protected by copyright laws.

Here is the statement in full (via Variety): “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 utilized 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.”

Spectre was officially announced earlier this month at an event attended by the film’s star Daniel Craig and all the other cast members.

'Bond 24' Titled 'Spectre': Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, & Monica Bellucci Revealed As New Cast Members!

Daniel Craig is surrounded by his leading ladies while attending the Bond 24 Press Conference and Photo Call held at Pinewood Studios on Thursday (December 4) in Iver Heath, England.

The 46-year-old actor was joined by his returning co-stars Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, as well as new cast members Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Dave Bautista, and Andrew Scott at the event where they revealed Spectre as Bond 24′s title. You may recognize Andrew as the villain from the BBC Sherlock series as the evil Moriarty!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Daniel Craig

In Spectre, a cryptic message from Bond’s (Daniel) past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization, Spectre. While M (Ralph) battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.

Sam Mendes returns to direct the flick, which is set for a global release on Nov. 6, 2015!

FYI: Naomie is wearing an Altuzarra dress, Casadei shoes, Noor Fares earrings, and a Bee Goddess ring. Lea is wearing a Miu Miu look and Chopard jewelry.

Live Stream of the Announcement

20+ pictures inside of Daniel Craig and his co-stars at their Spectre photo call… More Here! »

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James Bond News: 'Bond 24' Casting & Title to Be Revealed This Thursday in Live Stream!

Great news for James Bond fans – the Bond 24 title and casting will be revealed this Thursday (December 4) in a live stream from Pinewood Studios!

The stream will come live from the official James Bond site, where we will learn which villains and allies will be joining Daniel Craig in the upcoming film.

The countdown clock began on the official Twitter account today, and was later confirmed to be details about the upcoming movie.

Sam Mendes will return to direct after mega-hit Skyfall in 2012. Also expected to return are Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q and Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny.

Lea Seydoux Joins 'Bond 24' as Female Fatale Role (Report)

Lea Seydoux has reportedly landed the female fatale role in the highly anticipated movie Bond 24, according to the Daily Mail.

The 29-year-old French actress will soon be going through costume, make-up, and camera tests to determine her look for the movie. She will then meet with cast members Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris for a script rehearsal in late November before filming starts in December.

Lea is best known for her work in the film Blue Is the Warmest Color, for which she was awarded the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. She has also appeared in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Inglorious Bastards.

Oscar Nom Chiwetel Ejiofor Being Eyed for James Bond Villain!

Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to play the villain opposite Daniel Craig in the upcoming James Bond movie, according to Variety.

While no offer has been made yet, sources say that the 36-year-old actor is the front-runner for the role and scheduling is being worked out.

In addition to Daniel returning to his role as 007, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw will all be coming back for the new picture, as will Skyfall director Sam Mendes. Plot details are not currently known, but the film already has a release date set for November 6, 2015.

Chiwetel is best known for his Oscar nominated work in the movie 12 Years a Slave, but he has also played villains in the films Children of Men and Four Brothers.

Sam Mendes Directing Daniel Craig in 'Bond 24'!

Great news James Bond fans: Sam Mendes will be returning to the director’s chair to direct Daniel Craig in the upcoming untitled Bond 24!

It had been highly speculated whether or not the 47-year-old director would return for the flick, which is set to be released in UK theaters on October 23, 2015 and in US theaters on November 6, 2015. Skyfall writer John Logan is also returning.

“I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, [producer] Michael G. Wilson and [producer] Barbara Broccoli for a second time,” Sam said in a statement.

ARE YOU EXCITED for Bond 24???

Penelope Cruz: Next Bond Girl?

Penelope Cruz is reported to be the newest addition to the James Bond family, supposedly in talks to play an infamous Bond girl in the next film, according to Yahoo.

“The producers have tried to get Penelope before, but she has never been available because of other commitments,” a source close to the production said about the 39-year-old pregnant actress. “The discussions have been going on for some time and they are working out the contract details now.”

Penelope‘s husband Javier Bardem played the villain in last year’s hit Skyfall.

“She got back into shape fast after the first baby and will no doubt regain her figure quickly this time,” the source added. “She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Penelope.”

No word if the news is true!

WOULD YOU LIKE to see Penelope Cruz as the next Bond girl????

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