By James Hirsen
"The Expendables 3," a film that movie studio Lionsgate had hoped would be a summer smash, has been hit with a pre-release leak, the occurrence of which resulted in millions of illegal downloads. The sequel features Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger from the previous installments, plus the addition of some new franchise faces that include Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas.
Lionsgate has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Web sites that are offering "The Expendables 3." The filing took place on the day Lionsgate released the official trailer for the movie, which is set to debut on August 15. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. district court in central California, the studio became aware of the theft of a digital copy of the film. [more...]