Title:SPAIN: Jackman attends Madrid photo-call amidst controversy of X-Men pic leaking online
Date:16th April 2009
Summary:MADRID, SPAIN (APRIL 15, 2009) (REUTERS)
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VARIOUS OF AUSTRALIAN HOLLYWOOD ACTOR HUGH JACKMAN POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Story Text: Hollywood star Hugh Jackman attended a photo-call in the Spanish capital on Wednesday (April 15), weeks after "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" made an unauthorised debut online ahead of the film's April 28 official release.
Websites described the illegal download as a nearly complete, high-quality copy, but 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the film, said that the pirated leak had temporary sound and music with unedited scenes and that some scenes and effects were missing altogether.
Because of forensic marks, the studio said it would be able to determine the source of the leak, though it did not immediately disclose it, saying in a statement: "The FBI and the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) also are actively investigating this crime. We are encouraged by the support of fansites condemning this illegal posting."
"Wolverine," a spinoff of the Fox/Marvel "X-Men"
franchise, see's Jackman return to the role that launched him as an international star and is directed by Oscar winner Gavin Hood.
The movie's international rollout kicks off April 28, and it will have opened in most territories world-wide by May 1.
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