Sony Pictures Wimps Out: After Threats from Hackers, Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’ Release
It shouldn’t be shocking that after Sony Pictures Entertainment got hacked and received threats of a 9/11-style attack from North Korea, the studio found a pretext to cancel the theatrical release of the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview. If you keep up with the news at all, you may remember when this story first broke that the hackers that attacked Sony Pictures might have been from North Korea. That was no surprise since The Interview‘s premise is about two journalists on a plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
It should be noted that the North Korean hackers’ threats were probably proving to be serious. It’s no wonder why cinema chains such as Cinemark, AMC Theatres, and Regal Entertainment Group decided to cancel or delay showing of the film. That fact can be understood, but that does not excuse Sony to cancel the theatrical showing of the movie.
This cowardly decision from Sony to cancel the theatrical showing of a movie that definitely has potential to be hilarious just goes to show you that there really is no such thing as free speech in liberal Hollywood. Thank god for Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, and Disney for not wimping out when it comes to making movies the public wants to see, despite the loud minority making threats to them in the past, as in Sony’s case.