New James Bond script leaks, with signs of a disappointing third act
The James Bond franchise became the latest victim of Sony’s hacking attack on Friday when the SPECTRE script leaked, along with many emails among studio execs complaining about what appears to be a rather disappointing ending.
If you’re not afraid of spoilers, head over to Gawker, which obtained a copy of the script and posted a full summary of what to expect. According to the site, execs “agree that the film is generally good” until a Heinrich Stockmann, described as “not a particularly compelling villain,” is introduced.
The leaked emails include correspondence between MGM’s film division president Jonathan Glickman; Hannah Minghella, Columbia Pictures’ co-president of production; and Elizabeth Cantillon, a Sony producer and former Columbia Pictures exec. Their emails, along with notes throughout the script, reveal several grievances, including the script’s lack of a sufficient “twist” and a lack of resolve from the films before it.
In previous emails, Glickman said put the budget for the film around $300 million, which would have made it the most expensive Bond film in history.
This is just the latest in a series of unfortunate leaks for Sony, including one revealing employees’ salaries, a catty email exchange about Angelina Jolie, and, less disastrously, plans for a Jump Street/Men In Black crossover.
SPECTRE began filming this week.