Yeah i also got a similar news at a forum. The thread was like below mentioned:
VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time and Stremio vulnerable to malware fired from booby-trapped subtitles
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/2 ... es_return/
By crafting malicious subtitle files for films and TV programmes, which are then downloaded by viewers with the movie streaming app, attackers can hope to take complete control of any device running the vulnerable platforms. Hackers have pushed trojans under the guise of subtitle files as far back as 2003.
First i thought they are just joking. There's isn't anything happening like this. But then i got to know of more threads at different forums talking about the sam thing.********!! Hackers!!