It’s Official. Sony Will Not Release ‘The Interview’ On Any Platform

Posted in The Screening Room by - December 18, 2014
- via Sony

– via Sony

News began swirling about movie chains pulling the plug on showing The Interview after a group of hackers threatened attacks on cinemas that showed the flick. However, these threats were deemed harmless by Homeland Security, and it appeared that Sony may release the Rogen-Franco buddy comedy on VOD (Video On Demand). 

USA Today reports that Sony has pulled plug on The Interview in any form. I was looking forward to the film, and the news of the cancellation saddens me, as it looked to be one of the funnier films in recent memory. I hope this doesn’t spawn a trend in films being pulled due to threats in the future because that would be unfortunate for moviegoers. 

Sony’s statement on the issue:

In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.

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