"Spectre" is undoubtedly the most-anticipated James Bond movie, due to be released in October. According to director Sam Mendes, the film will be a big hit. No wonder then, the Daniel Craig-starrer is in huge demand in the piracy market. And it looks like the makers of the movie have put in place strict security measures to keep a tab on illegal recording in theatres.
As we know, big budget films such as "Spectre" and "Fast & Furious" are always in huge demand in the piracy market. So this time around, the director general of the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) Kieron Sharp has reportedly beefed up security to thwart such attempts.
According to a Belfast Telegraph report, Kieron Sharp said: "The bigger the film and the more anticipated it is, the higher risk it is. We have staff on extra alert for that. James Bond is a big risk and we will be working with cinema operators and the distributors making sure we will keep that as tight as possible. We really don't want to see that recorded."
"They are on alert, particularly with the bigger films like James Bond, to really drill down to who is in the auditorium and who might possibly be recording. They still do the sweeps around the auditoriums with the night vision glasses regardless of the film. But sometimes extra security is put in place for things like Bond," he added.
As part of the upgraded security system in theatres, the staff working there will be given spy gadgets including night vision goggles to monitor activities.
The report further stated that people often sneak into cinema halls with tiny cameras in their popcorn tubs, making detection difficult by the security staff. And now, people have easier options with smart phones. So to tackle all these, the staff will reportedly be equipped with spy tech to scan people entering the theatre.
Well, all you James Bond fans, better watch out for the security when you go to watch "Spectre".
"Spectre" hits theatres on 26 October, 2015.