(WLNS) – Several U.S. theaters say they will screen ‘The Interview’ on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Dec. 17 Sony Pictures announced they were canceling the release of ‘The Interview’ movie. The decision was made due to terrorist threats by hackers who have called themselves Guardians of Peace.
In a statement, Sony said it was canceling The Interview ”in light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film.” The studio said it respected and shared in the exhibitors’ concerns.
Earlier Wednesday theaters in both the U.S. and Canada decided to delay showings or drop the film due to safety concerns.
The U.S. was able to link the threats to North Korea. In the movie the lead characters land an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. After the CIA recruits the two, the interview turns into a mission to assassinate Jong-un.
Celebration! Cinema’s VP of Marketing and Public Relations, Steve VanWagoner says, “We are evaluating our options with Sony about the time and locations of a possible release, but no decisions have been made.”
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