FBI Traces Leaked ‘Hateful Eight’ Screener to ‘Point Break’ Producer

By December 23, 2015
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I’m saying this with pure honesty. I think Quentin Tarantino would straight up ruin someones life in a fist fight. I see him going straight for the eyes. Not a person you want to pick a fight with. He seems like someone who has a giant rage monster inside waiting to be unleashed.

So for more reasons than one I’m really glad I’m not Point Break Producer and Co-CEO of Alcon Entertainment Andrew Kosove. One because he clearly has terrible taste in remakes. Two because the FBI just tracked a leaked, pirated copy of The Hateful Eight to his office.

Every year around this time many Oscar contender films are leaked to streaming websites. Oscar screeners are sent out for other’s consideration and almost always someone decides to go all Hollywood Robin Hood and leak them to the masses. This past week another crop came out including The Revenant and The Hateful Eight. 

Well according to THR,  the leaked copy of The Hateful Eight was watermarked and that copy led them straight to Kosove’s Alcon Entertainment office. I’m just going to put this out there as well – Their movies both have the same release date this upcoming week. That doesn’t necessarily implicate Kosove however. He says it is definitely not so:

 It’s never touched my hands. We’re going to do more than cooperate with the FBI. We’re going to conduct our own investigation to find out what happened.

Apparently it was signed for by an Office Assistant and the FBI will be showing up at Alcorn to determine the chain of custody of the DVD. I picture whoever did this right about now freaking out Bill Paxton Aliens style pacing their office screaming “Game Over, Man!  GAME OVER!”. Not to mention Quentin Tarantino is probably Kylo Ren style effing up some furniture at his place right now. (He probably doesn’t have a space station to trash but you get the idea)

The Hateful Eight comes out on 100 screens this Christmas week! How do you guys feel about pirated movies? Is it wrong or do you just like to watch? As always, check back in to GeekNation for more updates!


Mike Holtz
Mike Holtz is just a guy looking for any excuse to talk movies and needs to be able to give people a legitimate reason to spend what they spend on popcorn each month. The Dad to a superhero little girl with another on the way, Mike's also written for a few cool websites and talked for a few more. Also, Mike cries like a school girl every time he watches 'Rocky.'
  • John Strika

    I used to have a problem with pirated movies but no longer. The prices they charge to go to movies now are beyond obscene. It’s over 100 bucks easily for a family of four. For a movie and crappy bagged popcorn? Hell no. Unless it’s a 3d blockbuster that you really need to see for the experience these movie companies will never get my money again.

    • Mike Holtz

      You are telling me buddy. I spend way too much each month at the theater. I pay for the experience too though it would be nice if those prices could drop a little bit.

    • CurseofZodLovesMaude

      Yep. I still buy plenty of movies. I’m cautious though with new stuff. $10 a head and then the damn concessions which I avoid as $6.50 for a large drinks is for suckers. I have no sympathy for this stuff. it could easily be avoided, but you know why its not, it creates a buzz and people seek it out. H8 won’t lose any money. You have the group of people who still have no idea how to bootleg/pirate anything. The industry created this monster by pushing streaming, now its biting them in the ass. They need to leave it be. Leave physical media where its at or suffer more incidents like this.

    • Ash

      Keep in mind, the crazy prices at theatres come from the fact that theatres can’t make profit from ticket sales, until the production itself makes a profit. I think in the 3 years I worked at a cinema, there was only one movie we made profit off (I want to say Dark Knight, but it was awhile ago). So the only ways they make money to pay their employees, their bills, their property rent…. is by charging you 6$ for a drink, and another 6$ for a popcorn, and extra for butter…. etc.

      So using that as an excuse is still kind of lazy lol. You’re using one corporation’s practices to justify stealing from another.

      I stream movies, but I also have a healthy dvd/bluray collection. I will also watch movies and tv shows over and over again, but if I’m super excited about something I’ll make sure I see it atleast once while it’s still at the cinema if I can just for the movie going experience. Nothing is as satisfying as feeling the rumble of an action movie explosion in your seat while you watch it, or feeling the silence come over an entire theatre during a really touching scene, or seeing everyone around you jump at a scare.

      I think Hollywood actually just needs to update their methods of delivery if they want to actually combat piracy (especially when you have people like me who are more than willing to pay for hardcopies or to actually sit through a showing instead of just streaming it)

  • James McMenemy

    Once upon a time, possibly,now, prefer full heartedly, the experience of the product. Whether it be going to a theatre or unwrapping a bluray. Digital DL sucks, you dont get to stop and appreciate your collection the same. Like seeing my collection of all the MCU movies (ie Avengers), sci-fi and horror. Also allowd conversation starters when people see something on your shelf.

    • Mike Holtz

      I completely agree. I need that movie shelf and those cases to look at. We already lost video rental stores. I’d like to still be able to go shop around for my movies.

  • Roddy P. Carbonell

    A box-office flop is not a flop for Tarantino, since people like me will still buy the film on either blue-ray or DVD