Its a debate that a lot of movie fans go through on a personal basis as movie development and production details continue to become more accessible through the Internet. When youre excited about a movie, its natural to want to know everything about it but you also want to be surprised. Its a dilemma that Screen Rant is directly in the middle of, as a site that reports updates and rumors regarding movie releases and offers speculation as to what they might mean. On the one hand, were always keeping a keen eye out for any interesting news or leaked details about upcoming movies, but at the same time we kind of like it when studios succeed in keeping things under wraps. Its an odd contradiction. Living in the digital age, the number of avenues through which a movie script can be leaked is always growing, meaning that Hollywood producers face a constant battle to upgrade their secrecy and security measures and keep certain documents from getting into the wrong hands. The Wall Street Journal has published a very interesting report on this issue, highlighting some of the ways in which different studios endeavor to keep scripts from being leaked. Some of these stories would probably make for a pretty good spy thriller in their own right. The report sets the scene at the offices of Christopher Nolans production company Syncopy where, in order to view the script for his upcoming sci-fi thriller Interstellar , those involved with the movie must first get past a security gate of a 142-acre complex, then have their name checked against a list of people with permission to view the script. After that, the privileged visitor is taken on into an office where, No note taking is allowed, no pictures, and definitely no photocopies as you read the dog-eared, slightly faded, only physical copy of a document potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars. As strange as it might sound to make people travel all the way to Syncopys offices in order to view a copy of a script, such a precautions are necessary in a world where humans are flawed. Just last year a copy of the script for the Doctor Who episode Nightmare in Silver penned by Neil Gaiman was left in the back of a taxi cab, where it was luckily found by a student who returned it to the BBC without reading it or posting spoilers online. Every physical copy of a script thats let loose in the real world is one that could be left in a restaurant, or fall out of its owners bag, or picked up and taken to school for show-and-tell by an actors offspring. J.J. Abrams company Bad Robot, also notorious for its secrecy, subscribes to a similar policy of safely entombing its scripts. In order for cast members to get a look at a copy of the Star Trek Into Darkness script, they first had to travel to Bad Robots offices in Santa Monica (housed in a building that says The National Typewriter Company on the front), and after being buzzed in, were permitted to view a copy of the document that was printed on red paper, to make it more difficult to photocopy.
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Among the many interesting nuggets in Musts, Maybes and Nevers, is the story behind Pickers acquisition of the movie rights to James Bond for United Artist. Hes quick to deflect credit to his brother in law, who lent him one of Ian Flemings books about the superspy at a holiday gathering and suggested UA look into the rights. After joinging forces with up-and-coming New York-born producer Albert R. Broccoli and his partner Harry Salzman, Picker had a front row seat for the global search that ultimately handed the license to kill to a virtual unknown named Sean Connery. We were looking for someone with a lot of characteristics that fit the role but we also needed to get someone who would commit to a series of movies, and thats not easy to do for a big movie star, says Picker. It came down to who was the best for the role and would commit to options and Harry and Cubby looked at a lot of people and then they sent me two movies that Sean had been in, little tiny roles in Darby OGill and the Little People and Another Time, Another Place, so I could see what he was like on screen, he continues. And it wasnt like they were over the hill, but this was the greatest guy that they had found. I think the phrase one of them used was, He was the richest man in the poor house. He got the part because he was handsome and he was attractive. In fact, they still didnt know that they had a big hit until Goldfinger and Thunderball exploded Bond into an international phenomenon. By then, they were feeling a lot better about having signed Connery. Picker is the first to admit, however, that he didnt leave the game with a perfect batting average. His greatest regret? The ironically named The Greatest Story Ever Told. With legendary director George Stevens behind the camera and a bold-face-name cast that included Max Von Sydow, Charlton Heston, Marin Landau and Angela Lansbury, the definitive story of Jesus Christs life seemed like a slam dunk. The only problem is, in hind-sight, there may have been a few too many big names in the cast. If we hadnt had James Bond out at the same time, it would have bankrupted the company, says Picker. He had fabulous character actors and leading actors playing minor roles in the movie too many of them.
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