Last Wednesday, Sony decided not to release “The Interview” in theatres as the hacking group Guardians of Peace threatened 9/11-style attacks at theaters that showed the movie. However, it appears Sony has decided that it will show “The Interview” in some way according to a company lawyer.
On Sunday, attorney for Sony Pictures David Boies said on NBC’s Meet the Press, “Sony only delayed this.”
Boies was referring to Sony’s decision to cancel the movie’s Christmas Day release as major theatre chains such as AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Cineplex Entertainment, and Regal Entertainment Group refused to show the movie. In a statement, Sony announced it had made the decision “not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release.”
"Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed,” Boies added. “It will be distributed. How it's going to be distributed, I don't think anybody knows quite yet, but it's going to be distributed."
A company spokesperson, who responded to a New York Post report claiming the company planned to release the movie for free on its online video site Crackle, refuted the claim and stated, “No decisions have been made. Sony is still exploring options for distribution.”
Sony has been the center of much criticism since its decision to pull “The Interview,” which revolves around the planned assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. On Friday, the FBI officially announced that North Korea was behind the massive data breach at Sony though North Korea denied the allegations. The data breach has resulted in movies being leaked onto the internet, social security numbers for celebrities and employees being exposed, and even threats being made at Sony employees from the hacker group.
Do you think Sony will eventually show “The Interview”?