Comic Book Resources was one of the first to recognize the mistake, which was reportedly rectified approximately eight hours after the fact. This had led to speculation that Sony deliberately uploaded the entire movie under the guise of being a trailer as a publicity stunt to attract media attention to the film.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the production house uploaded the 89 minutes and 46 seconds movie on July 03 on its YouTube channel. Sony Pictures Entertainment was supposedly going to launch the official red band trailer for Khali the Killer on YouTube today but it ended up doing more than that.
Sony Pictures Entertainment had labelled the video as being a trailer for the movie Khali the Killer when it was sent out to their distributors. Different responses came up from people, as some said that this is the trailer and the movie will be 4 hours long.
The film stars Richard Cabral as a contract killer that's hired for one final job, but instead develops feelings for the person he's hired to kill.
YouTube users, who missed this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, can avail the movie on rent from several digital platforms like Amazon, Apple and YouTube. It took over six hours for the "mistake" to be rectified and eventually the video was pulled down.
Even the film's director, Jon Matthews, took to Twitter to crack a joke about the situation.
In November past year, the production house had launched the film on DVD.