UPDATE 12/21: It looks like after much controversy, Sony is now planning to release The Interview, company attorney David Boises said. When and how it will be distributed has yet to be decided, but Crackle, the streaming service owned by Sony, is one option that the studio is considering.
Looks like things are heating up for the Seth Rogan/James Franco comedy this Holiday season.
After the infamous Sony hack that recently came out with the spilling of multiple private corporate emails, Sony is officially delaying the release of the Judd Apatow comedy The Interview after many theaters started pulling the film’s showing following the release of an ominous threat from the hackers who supposedly hacked Sony’s emails. The message from the cyberterrorists is as follows:
“We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places ‘The Interview’ be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.”
Sony, in response, has decided to pull the movie’s Christmas release entirely.
“We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers,” Sony announced via a press release.
No further plans have been made to release the film in the near future. Check back with updates.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: NBC News, Deadline