Sony has canceled all plans to ever release 'The Interview'

Dec 18, 2014 NR

Sony Pictures Entertainment has officially pulled the plug on the Christmas release of the much-anticipated film “The Interview”.

Sony released a statement following reports that North Korea was, indeed, responsible for the hacking. It read: "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,” the statement further read. “We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”

The decision follows a new statement made by the hackers called "Guardians of Peace" that threatened violence on theaters that showed “The Interview” and people who attend screenings.

“The world will be full of fear,” the message reads. “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.)”

A few hours after making the announcent, a studio spokesman said that Sony had “no further plans” to release the comedy, either on VOD or DVD. Click the Movie button below for more info:
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