Oh no! Disney CEO Bob Iger told his staff on Monday, May 15, that hackers may have stolen one of their unreleased movies. He didn’t mention the title of the movie in question, but a report claims it’s none other than ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5.’ Get all the details here!
The Pirates of the Caribbean may be setting sail earlier than anticipated. On Monday, May 15, Disney CEO Bob Iger told his staff that hackers may have stolen one of their unreleased movies, and it’ll allegedly be released online unless Disney pays up, according to HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site, Variety. Bob didn’t mention the title of the movie in question, but according to Deadline, the film is none other than The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Deadline claims the hackers demanded that an insane amount of money be paid to Bitcoin. Disney is currently working with the FBI and they have no plans to pay the hackers. Unfortunately, if the hackers aren’t paid, they’ll reportedly release the movie — in five-minute increments.
This is similar to the same issue that Netflix recently faced, when hackers stole the new season of Orange Is The New Black and released all the episodes online after the streaming service refused to pay up. At this time, it’s unclear if the two incidents are connected.
The fifth movie in the Pirates franchise is scheduled for release on May 26th. Click here to see pics from Pirates Of The Caribbean 5!
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