17 April 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
An eight-year timeframe was set for a potential Doctor Who film
Plans for a Hollywood version of Doctor Who are part of the latest revelations from the Sony Pictures’ computer hack.
The BBC said there was “tremendous interest” in the idea during a meeting with Sony last year, although no plans were finalised.
The meeting was disclosed in a hacked email, made public on Wikileaks, six months after a cyber-attack on Sony.
Wikileaks has made the information stolen from Sony available in a searchable format for the first time.
Sony said it “strongly condemns” the release, which amounts to more than 170,000 emails and 30,000 documents.
The new documents reveal more about the internal wranglings at Sony’s film division but, so far, nothing is as embarrassing as the previously-released material.
Last year, Sony’s co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin came under fire for a series of racially-insensitive emails about Barack Obama’s taste in films, which were among the first to be leaked.
Rudin was also exposed for calling Angelina Jolie “minimally talented” and a “spoiled brat”.
Amy Pascal is due to formally leave Sony next month to set up her own production company
Pascal eventually stood down from the company, while Rudin apologised for his remarks.
The entertainment company was hacked shortly before the release of comedy film The Interview, which lampooned the North Korean regime.
North Korea denied involvement in the attack but praised it as a “righteous deed”.
Here are some of the initial discoveries from the WikiLeaks information …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment