Stars of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie talk piracy at the film's premiere in Los Angeles. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.
The cast and crew of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie took to the blue carpet on Thursday, but the topic of the night was a different kind of piracy. The discussion arose after Walt Disney Company Chief Executive Bob Iger told employees hackers claim to have stolen a movie. They're threatening to release it in segments until their demands, which include a ransom, are met. Stars of the Disney-released film, including Javier Bardem, who plays the title character in 'Salazar's Revenge', condemned the practice of pirating films in any way. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR JAVIER BARDEM ON PIRACY OF THE FILM SAYING: "Well, I feel that the people that in general the people who are making a profit off so many hundreds, not hundreds, thousands of families salaries, they are doing something very illegal and a lot of people work super hard to make a movie like this so of course it's piracy and of course it's illegal and they should know that if they don't respect the people that do this job, this job can not be done and maybe there are no more movies, it's that easy." Newcomer to the franchise Kaya Scodelario agreed with her co-star, saying epic-style films need to be viewed on the big screen. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR KAYA SCODELARIO SAYING: "I think a movie of this scale, it needs to seen on a big screen, that's what fun about it, that's what's exciting and especially for families, the opportunity to get together and spend a day at the cinema watching something of this scale, it's worth it and hope people will make the most of that." The premiere wasn't all serious though, with the cast in high spirits and a choir dressed as pirates entertaining the crowd. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge," the fifth film in the franchise, hits US cinemas on May 26.