Over the Thanksgiving weekend five films distributed by Sony Pictures leaked online following a reported cyber-attack on the company.
Among the titles is a remake of classic film Annie, which is not due for release until December 19.
Sony Pictures was reported to have shut down its internal systems last week due to an “IT matter”.
Some have linked the cyber-attack to forthcoming film The Interview, Sony’s comedy about North Korea.
That film does not appear to have been leaked.
However, reports say other high-profile titles have been circulated. Among them Fury, starring Brad Pitt, which was in cinemas in October but is yet to be made available on DVD.
According to research firm Excipio, Mr. Turner, Still Alice and To Write Love on Her Arms are also being distributed and downloaded.
Sony has not confirmed the authenticity of the leak, but was quoted in Variety magazine as saying: “The theft of Sony Pictures Entertainment content is a criminal matter, and we are working closely with law enforcement to address it.”
Little is known about the breach of Sony’s systems last month.
A group calling itself the Guardians of Peace – #GOP – claimed responsibility.
Some reports said some computers of Sony employees displayed a picture of a skeleton, threatening to release large amounts of data from the company.
The early leak of films is considered, by the film industry, to have a devastating effect on the potential success of a title.
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David Ayer, the director of Brad Pitt’s latest movie, has apologized for filming war scenes featuring extras in Nazi uniforms on Remembrance Sunday.
David Ayer, the director of Fury, expressed his “heartfelt apologies for any disrespect caused”.
Pre-dawn explosions and scenes using extras dressed in Nazi uniform were filmed in an Oxfordshire village, UK.
Parish council chairman Ian Hill earlier said that “local people were very angry” with the decision to film.
According to a report in the Daily Mirror, the film’s makers rejected a plea to suspend their operations.
David Ayer has apologized for filming war scenes featuring extras in Nazi uniforms on Remembrance Sunday
Producers Sony also issued an apology, stating that they “deeply regret any misunderstandings caused”.
An extra who was filming on Sunday told the Mirror: “This was grotesquely disrespectful and offensive. I can’t believe I wore an SS uniform on Remembrance Sunday.”
Nearby residents were told to expect gunfire and explosions throughout the making of the film, which is expected to take place in the area until November 15.
David Ayer added in his message on Twitter: “I am a veteran myself. It is an honor to film here in the UK,” and posted a picture of a Veterans’ Day ceremony at Arlington Cemetery in the US.
He has also been regularly posting photographs from the set of his World War 2 tank battle movie, including one dated Sunday, November 10.
Fury, which also stars Jason Isaacs and Shia LaBeouf, is due to be released in October next year.
David Ayer’s other credits include writing the screenplay for 2001 film The Fast and the Furious, while he directed Sabotage starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, which is expected to come out next April.
Brad Pitt has revealed a new short haircut as he arrived on the set of his new film Fury in London.
His formerly grungy long locks were gone, replaced by a short back and sides and a slicked back style.
Brad Pitt complemented the retro hairstyle with a pair of heavy rimmed glasses and a neat goatee beard.
He also wore a preppy, all-grey outfit of an overcoat, simple T-shirt, trousers and boots.
Brad Pitt has revealed a new short haircut as he arrived on the set of his new film Fury in London
Brad Pitt, 49, is playing the role of a soldier who is part of a five-man crew of a tank named Fury during the final weeks of World War II.
Written by director David Ayer, Fury sees the crew take on a desperate German division facing an almost hopeless predicament.
Brad Pitt is starring alongside big name actors including Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena, Logan Lerman and Jon Bernthal in the film, which is scheduled for release in November 2014.
To prepare for the role Brad Pitt has driven a tank through the British countryside accompanied by instructors.
Brad Pitt also surprised a wedding party by crashing their reception at the Stoke Park Hotel in Stoke Poges, Bucks, where he was staying the night after filming.