The devastating Sony Pictures hack has claimed another high-profile scalp, with the producers of the next James Bond 007 movie, Spectre, revealing that those who broke into the company's computer systems got away with an early version of the spy flick's script.
Confirming the leak over the weekend, the company stated that the screenplay had been "illegally made public", and that it would be aiming for the harshest possible legal punishment for those involved:
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.
Spectre, the 24th Bond film, will be out on November 6th, 2015, starring Christoph Waltz as its likely bad guy and Daniel Craig returning for a fourth time as Bond.