Wolverine Leak Becomes an X-File

April 2, 2009

Well, not really, but the FBI are on the case. If Fox Mulder and Dana Skully actually existed, there's a possibility they'd be called in to be the ones investigating it. As is, whoever leaked the DVD copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine online is in some pretty hot water, as Fox -- the studio releasing the film -- has stated, "The source of the initial leak and any subsequent postings will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." Yikes!

BBC News informs us that the leaked copy is not complete, and Fox has said that the pirated version "was without many effects and had missing scenes and temporary sound and music." People who watched the film claimed that, "The CGI is missing and the movie looks horrible without it."

In response to the leak Fox stated:

We are encouraged by the support of fansites condemning piracy and this illegal posting and pointing out that such theft undermines the enormous efforts of the filmmakers and actors and, above all, hurts fans of the film.

And whoever pulled off this grand heist -- for what reason one can only speculate about at this point -- will, according to the studio, eventually be found out. BBC News says that,

The studio added that because their content is forensically marked they should be able to trace the person who uploaded it.

One way or another, it's nice to know that those FBI warnings you see every time you rent a movie aren't just cheap bluffs. They might drop the ball on domestic terrorism, loan fraud and arms smuggling, but when it comes to sneaking peeks at movies before all their effects have been finished, the FBI means business.

Source: Twentieth Century-Fox