Sony has no future plans to release The Interview on VOD or DVD


After a handful of major theater chains announcing that they would not being showing the Jame Franco and Seth Rogen comedy due to terrorist threats, Sony announced that it would scrap the film altogether and not release The Interview at all.

“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.

Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. 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.”

The announcement has caused a major stir in Hollywood among many actors and directors. Seth Rogen’s longtime friend and frequent collaborator, Judd Apatow, called the move to not release the film “disgraceful.”

To top it all off, Sony has just recently announced that they have no plans to release the film on VOD or DVD. So unless there is another cyber attack on Sony, The Interview may never see the light of day. You can just add The Interview to another of the the big problems Sony Pictures has had to face since their big cyber intrusion. To be continued…

Source: Variety

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