Criticized from all sides for canceling the film due to threats, Sony Pictures Entertainment now announces that the movie will be launched, but doesn’t specify when this will happen.
“It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so,” Sony Pictures said in a statement. “Free expression should never be suppressed by threats and extortion.”
The movie’s release, initially set on December 25th, was canceled as a result of cyber attacks by a group of hackers and threats of targeted attacks against cinemas that would present the film.
Celebrities and even President Obama, have expressed their opinions against Sony’s decision to remove the film after threats from suspected terrorists.
The film could be made available to the public for free on a streaming platform such as Crackle.
“The Interview” tells the story of two journalists commissioned by the CIA to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.