Newswire: Hateful Eight screener leak linked to Point Break producer’s office

In what appears to be becoming an annual tradition, earlier this week someone leaked screener copies of several high-profile upcoming movies, including The Revenant and The Hateful Eight, onto torrent sites, something we’re sure no one reading this had any idea was happening because they are law-abiding citizens who really took those ads about how piracy is like stealing a car to heart. And now a culprit appears to have been found: Variety reports that thanks to a watermark on the offending DVD, the Hateful Eight screener, at least, has been traced back to the offices of Andrew Kosove, producer of the also upcoming Point Break remake.

Now, before we start spinning elaborate tales of corporate espionage perpetuated by a desperate producer with a bomb on his hands (advance screenings of Point Break were canceled last week, a bad sign for the movie’s critical prospects), it should be …

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