Action movie ‘The Expendables 3, has been pirated by hackers three weeks before its release
The Expendables 3 originally premiers on 15th August but due to unknown reason it has been leaked by three hackers and the movie has been downloaded 189000 times in just 24 hours. The Expendables 3 is an upcoming American action film directed by Patrick Hughes, and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, and Sylvester Stallone. It is a sequel to the 2012 action film The Expendables 2, and features returning cast members Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. New members of the cast include Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kelsey Grammer,Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz and Robert Davi. The story follows the army group known as "The Expendables" as they come into conflict with ruthless and wicked arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), the Expendables are on a mission and are determined to destroy the team who indulge in illegal activites.
The Expendables and the Expendables 2 both have seen success on the box office but the unfortunate piracy of The Expendables 3 might affect the success of the movie on the box office.
The target audience of the film is the youth and half of the youths all over the country have already downloaded the movie so it is skeptical that anyone who visit the theatres. Other popular films have been subject to the same ill fate. In 2009, a rough edit of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 20th Century Fox, was shared online on Megaupload.com almost one month before the movie was supposed to premiere. Fox gave a rough idea that approximately a minimum of 15 million people had downloaded the movie, which in turn caused a loss of several million dollars in the total revenue of the company. Gilberto Sanchez, a Bronx resident, was arrested in December of 2009 for uploading Wolverine illegally and was sentenced to one year in prison for his actions.
Subsequently, law enforcement officials eventually shut down Megaupload.com in 2012 and are currently seeking monetary compensation. The Expendables 3 was pirated by hackers three weeks before its release. On December 19, 2013, the first trailer was released, with the intent of showcasing the huge cast of the movie. At 2014 CinemaCon, the official poster of the film was shown for the first time, the posters of the early installments were pretty much the same the only difference is the Expaendables 3 poster features a white background instead of a black one. One day later, the first trailer with actual footage from the film premiered, again highlighting the film's huge cast, being referred to as a "roll call trailer" by Lionsgate. The makers of the movie also said that they are keen on making The Expendables 4, hope the fourth installment doesn’t see the same fate.
Hopefully the media being hot on the piracy topic will encourage cinema lovers or Sylvester Stallone fans to see the film and make it a huge success at the box office.