Just kidding -Sony
In the aftermath of prominent cinema chains pulling their plans to air The Interview on Christmas Day, and the Sony hackers–better known as computer geeks acting under North Korean orders–promising 9/11 style attacks on theaters planning to show the film, Sony hastily cancelled the release of the film, which was set to drop nationwide this Thursday. On Friday, during President Obama‘s year-end press conference, he chastised Sony, declaring that they should have spoken to him first about the decision to cancel the film, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, and depicts an assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Today, a Sony attorney, David Boies, speaking with Meet The Press revealed that Sony will still be releasing the film, and that the “cancellation” announcement was meant to be interpreted as a delay, not an abortion of the film itself.
Sony only delayed this. Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed. How it’s going to be distributed, I don’t think anybody knows quite yet.
Those of you that were hotly anticipating The Interview will be able to see it in the future at some point. When, or how, is still up in the air.