Hacking Scandal: Sony Pictures Pulls Christmas Release Of “The Interview”

[BREAKING] Reports say North Korea was behind Sony hacking.

Variety reported that Sony Pictures Entertainment will pull the release of “The Interview” on Christmas Day.

In the midst of a severe hacking scandal, in which hackers have threatened theaters who planned on screening the film, released Sony employee salaries and private company emails between executives and producers… canceling the film’s release is long overdue. The film’s production costs were a total of $42 million. 

The statement reads:

“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.”

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