Sony Cancels The Premeier of ‘The Interview’
We're letting the terrorist win with this one, but what can you? I mean besides showing the movie and taking out anyone who threatens our great nation.
The announcement that Sony would officially be pulling its release of the new Seth Rogen and James Franco movie "The Interview" came earlier today after several of the larger theater chains decided not to show the film due to fear of a terrorist attack.
The film, which focuses mainly on the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, has already stirred up plenty of controversy, mostly from Jong-un himself though.
Theaters were threatened the other day by the same terrorist group that hacked into Sony and promised “The world will be full of fear. Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)”
So major theaters have been backing out of showing the film and now Sony has officially canceled the release of the new movie, saying in a statement that “Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like. We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”
You can see the complete statement below.
What does this mean for the film itself, which Sony was counting on to bring in some holiday cash? Well the film could see a later release date or a strait to digital/DVD release sometime in the future.
I know one thing though, I will be super pissed off if I never get to see this movie. This announcement has already ruined my Christmas plans.
And while they may still be denying it, it is my personal opinion that North Korea and their stunted dictator Kim Jong-un are the ones behind these threats and maybe even the Sony hack as well.
North Korea did claim earlier this year that they would declare war if the film was released, so it's not hard to make the connection. But that's just my opinion, so come get me North Korea.
We can only hope and pray that we get to see this movie sooner rather than later.