Is Pirates of the Carribbean 5 about to get, well, pirated?
In a disturbing echo of the 2014 Sony hack that ruined The Interview‘s box office prospects and saw many studio secrets revealed, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that hackers are claiming to have access to a Disney movie.
Speaking at a town hall meeting with ABC employees in New York City on Monday (May 16), Iger added that the hackers are threatening to release it in segments unless Disney pays a huge ransom in bitcoin, which the studio has refused. While Iger did not name the movie concerned, Deadline has identified it as Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge.
Several weeks ago, hackers also uploaded 10 episodes of the upcoming season of Orange Is the New Black online after Netflix refused to pay an undisclosed amount. This came a full six weeks before season 5 officially launches on June 9.
Pirates of the Carribbean: Salazar’s Revenge opens in Singapore on May 25. The way things stand though, you may well get to see it long before then!