In somewhat shocking news eagerly awaited upcoming sci-fi movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine got leaked on bitorrent portals months before the official release date of 1st May 2009, the leaked version of the movie is an unfinished work-in-progress version also known as a WORKPRINT, the leak lacks finished special effects but audio and video is quite good comparable to standard DVD-Rips, after being downloaded by an estimated 75000+ users the torrent was forced removed from popular bittorrent portals, but in reality once out nobody can contain it and the leaked movie will should get uploaded by hundreds of users on file-sharing services like Rapidshare, Mediafire and Megaupload to name a few.
Confirming the leak X-Men Origins: Wolverine producing company 20th Century Fox issued an statement stating that legal authorities have been informed and leakers will be chased and prosecuted.
Last night, a stolen, incomplete and early version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was posted illegally on websites. It was without many effects and had missing scenes and temporary sound and music. We immediately contacted the appropriate legal authorities and had it removed. We forensically mark our content so we can identify sources that make it available or download it. The source of the initial leak and any subsequent postings will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law -- the courts have handed down significant criminal sentences for such acts. The FBI and MPAA are also actively investigating the crime. 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.