Hollywood star Sylverster stallone has joined Pawan Kalyan with movie pirates targeting the former’s much-awaited and upcoming film The Expandables 3. Meeting a similar fate to Pawan Kalyan’s Attarintiki Daaredi, Stallone’s The Expendables 3 was leaked online before three weeks of the film’s release (tentatively August 15/August 22 in India). The original DVD quality print of the film has surafaced on few illegal websites and has been downloaded over 1,80,000 times all over the world over 24-hour period, as per the statement issued by distributor company Variety Lionsgate.
The Expendables 3, third installment of Stallone’s multi-starrer franchise of action dramas, is said to be riding a production budget of 100 million US dollars. Trade pundits predict that the leak would affect the film’s global business.
However, this is not the first case in Hollywood as earlier Hugh Jackman’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) too met with similar fate, as the movie was leaked online a month before the film’s release.