1. Main
  2. Learn
  3. Culture
  4. Cinema, Music

Sony revives US release of 'The Interview' after hack24 декабря 2014, 16:12

Sony revives US release of 'The Interview' after hack Sony revives US release of 'The Interview' after hack

 Sony said Tuesday it will release madcap comedy "The Interview" in some US theaters on Christmas Day, after it canceled the movie's debut following threats blamed on North Korea, AFP reports.

"We have never given up on releasing 'The Interview' and we're excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day," said Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment.

He said the film would be released on more "platforms" and in more theaters in the future.

A movie theater in Atlanta and a Texas-based chain of cinemas were among the first to announce plans to show the film, but it remained unclear if any major exhibitor would take the movie.

Sony's decision marks a dramatic U-turn by the studio after last week it announced plans to cancel the movie's release following threats by North Korea against theaters showing the film.

The movie about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un had enraged the isolated Stalinist state, which was blamed by the United States for paralysing Sony with a devastating cyber assault.

However Sony's decision to cancel the movie was criticised by President Barack Obama and a legion of high-profile figures throughout the entertainment industry.

"We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States," Obama said on Friday, describing Sony's decision as a "mistake."

Comedian Seth Rogen, the movie's co-director, lead actor and screenwriter, hailed Sony's volte face.

"The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn't give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!" he wrote on Twitter.


Nobel prizewinner proposes a new city in KZ
New abnormal snowfalls expected in Kazakhstan
Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s
Hyperloop construction begins in Las Vegas
"Moonlight" to top Spirit Awards nominations
Oil prices fall due to investors uncertainty
New dwarf galaxy discovered around Milky Way
Kanat Islam becomes a top ten WBO boxer
World oil prices continue to rise
Kazakhstan expects warming - Kazhydromet
Merkel to seek fourth term as chancellor
Sale of Tintin drawings set to break records
US, EU stocks fall as markets focus on dollar
Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade
EU warns eight nations on budget deficit
Universiade-2017: Athletic Village is ready
Bob Dylan can't make Nobel ceremony
Messi will never leave Barca - club president
Google, Facebook take aim at 'fake' news
Aerosmith announces Europe 'farewell' tour
Putin, Trump to normalise US-Russia ties
At least 10 hurt in southern Turkey blast
6.2 quake hits western Japan
OPEC agrees shock oil output cut
Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies
Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook
32,000 arrested in Turkey coup probe
Youth to the fore as Milan fashion week opens
Xenophobia threatening peace in eastern Germany
Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll
Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland
China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua
More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA
Boxing: Golovkin eyes Saunders after stopping Brook
Kazakhstan shifts PM to security chief
Oil prices gain despite rising OPEC supply forecast
US to give Philippines military planes
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Italy quake death toll nears 250
Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate
18 dead as Italy struck by powerful quake
Japan's first lady visits Pearl Harbor
Pokemon's a no-go on Bangkok's roads
July was Earth's hottest month in modern times
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights