Quentin Tarantino finally has some good news this week. Well…it’s sort of good news. After his upcoming film, The Hateful Eight, was leaked online by a piracy group called Hive-CM8, the director was no doubt heart-broken. Especially after already having recovered from an equally disastrous leak back in 2014 when the script for the very same film made its way online.
Now, with the help of the FBI, the original source of the movie leak is getting clearer. All the signs seem to be pointing at someone from the movie and tv production company, Alcon Entertainment, to be the source of this leak.
Andrew Kosove, co-CEO of Alcon Entertainment, had this to say when questioned by FBI officials:
I have never seen this DVD. I was not even aware that it had come into the office. I have zero idea what happened. But we are proactively cooperating with the FBI to find out what happened. At the moment, nobody knows anything, but I promise we will find out. And I am praying that it had nothing to do with anyone at our beloved company.
Leaks from within a company are very common. Everything from a disgruntled employee to a misplaced DVD screener copy have all lead to a film being leaked online.
Alcon Entertainment’s latest project, Point Break, was also slated for a Christmas Day release alongside Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight so the motive is there, all that’s left to do is wait and see if it really was an Alcon employee who leaked the film or if Hive-CM8 is just that good at covering their tracks.