Sony emails about SPECTRE may have leaked (no spoilers)

SPECTRE teaser poster

SPECTRE teaser poster

No spoilers in this post.

Some Sony Pictures emails concerning the story of SPECTRE may have leaked onto the Internet.

The emails, unconfirmed at this point, appear to be studio reactions to different script drafts of the 24th James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. For example, some emails refer to some characters not mentioned in the other set of emails. Sony has released Bond films, starting with 2006’s Casino Royale. The emails currently on the Internet are detailed and, if verified, would be spoiler-laden.

Hackers have released details of Sony’s business dealings, including unflattering comments about stars, celebrity aliases, financial data, scripts and discussions about Sony film franchises. This CNN MONEY STORY is a roundup of what’s happened so far. This story by THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reported how Sony, which controls the film rights to Spider-Man, had discussions with Walt Disney Co. to get the character into Marvel’s film universe.

The Bond-related emails were reported earlier by THE MI6 JAMES BOND WEBSITE.

UPDATE: The CNN/MONEY WEBSITE, after reviewing hacked Sony emails, reported there has been disagreements between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Eon over SPECTRE’s budget. According to the story, the budget was on pace to exceed $300 million and MGM is trying to get it to $250 million.

Skyfall, the most recent 007 film, had an estimated budget of $200 million, a reduction from the $230 million estimated budget of 2008’s Quantum of Solace.

The story quotes emails from Jonathan Glickman, president of MGM’s motion pictures group, and Eon co-boss Barbara Broccoli as well as an email from Sony executive Amy Pascal.

Sony has released Eon’s Bond movies since 2006’s Casino Royale. MGM and Eon co-own the Bond franchise.

If you click on the click to CNN/Money, the post does contain spoilers about SPECTRE’s plot.