Interesting one here, Somebody offered ObsessedwithFilm a stolen copy of Samuel L. Jackson's personal script for "The Avengers" and for all accounts it appears to be legitimate. The seller even forwarded the site a sample page featuring Iron Man, Black Widow and Bruce Banner. Now obviously this is seriously wrong. Theft, making money on other peoples work and of course copyright. The all star cast includes Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Rufallo as Bruce Banner, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, The Avengers hits theaters May 4th 2012. Hit the jump for the details.
This is an excerpt from the report at ObsessedwithFilm:
"Over the weekend, Obsessed With Film was sent an email from an anonymous source claiming to have come into possession of a 08/04/2011 shooting draft script titled “Group Hug”. This is well known to be the secret production title of The Avengers, Marvel/Disney’s ensemble superhero movie that began filming on Easter Monday. The e-mail claimed the 129 page script bore the Marvel Studios letterhead and all the pages were watermarked with the name of the actor who the leaked script belongs too. I was then asked to contact the source to ‘negotiate terms’. Out of mild curiosity I asked for visual clarification that the script was real in the form of some photo’s (I was never going to make a serious offer, I just wanted to see which actor will get in trouble for letting his script go loose) and what returned was two images which clearly show the name SAMUEL L. JACKSON watermarked over it. Oops."
"I was then told by the contact. I have one hard copy that I am looking to sell and I will not be making any copies, therefore exclusivity is guaranteed. Considering that the release of The Avengers is over a year away this script should generate a substantial amount of traffic for the website that acquires it."