Wednesday, 8 April 2009

When Piracy Screws Up a Major Release

I nicked this article from Yahoo and I'm not surprised Hugh Jackman's pissed off. He's put a lot of work into this character since winning the part back in X-men. He comes across as a very likeable person and I am disappointed more for him than the studio. Fox really need to ramp up their game when it comes to properties such as this. Jackman's attitude to the X-Men franchise is gold dust for a studio and if they aren't going to respect the character and the fans; SELL THE RIGHTS TO MARVEL! If what I've read of the story is true, Fox have royally screwed up not only the Wolverine mythos but the Deadpool one too.

I'll be there on April 29th to find out.

Anyway, the story;

Jackman heartbroken at leaked 'Wolverine'

Martin Anderson

The actor expresses his dismay at the fiasco in Sydney: "It's like a Ferrari without a paint job."
Published on Apr 8, 2009
Hugh Jackman has spoken out at his terrible disappointment regarding the leak of Wolverine at a special showing of 20 minutes of the film in Sydney, an exciting event whose thunder has been completely stolen by the widespread diffusion of an unfinished work-print of the much-anticipated X-Men prequel.
Though Jackman believes the movie will still find a huge audience, he admitted to being very upset by the leak. "It's a serious crime and there's no doubt it's very disappointing - I was heartbroken by it. Obviously people are seeing an unfinished film. It's like a Ferrari without a paint job."
Wolverine deals with the origin of ubdoubtedly the most popular X-Men character, controversially revealing that the character's claws are an organic part of his mutation, rather than an adjunct added during the William Stryker adamantium conversion.
The workprint leaked out of the production lacks dozens of completed special effects shots and features temp scoring and unfinished sound effects and mixing.
Jackman is in Syndney as part of a world tour to promote the movie.

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