It wasn't released until December, but Sam Mendes & # 39; epic war film 1917 has already appeared on the Internet.
The World War I film, which was awarded the Golden Globe, TorrentFreak reports that one of six films nominated for an Oscar earlier this week had leaked in a giant screener dump in the past 24 hours ,
The total number of leaked screeners rose to 16 in 2020. Significant increase compared to an all-time low in 201
Strangely, TorrentFreak notes that two separate piracy groups – TOPKEK and Hive-CM8 – screeners leaked 1917 .
In addition to the war film, Oscar candidates Richard Jewell A Hidden Life Color from Space are among the leaked film screeners] Dark Waters and Queen and Slim .
It remains to be seen what effects the leak will have on 1917 till sales.
Contrary to what was expected, University of Houston and Western University researchers found that pirated copies often performed better after publication. With pre-release leaks, of course, it was very different. Technically speaking, piracy is not always bad news for ticket sales.
However, there is currently a small group of Hollywood suits that are causing tantrums about this development. I suspect there is not much we can do about it.