Latest updates about the crisis that has gripped Hollywood, over a comedy whose central plot involves the assassination of North Korea's leader.
Thursday 25 Dec 2014
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sony Pictures Entertainment has set its streaming release plan for "The Interview" on Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and its own website, http://www.seetheinterview.com, for $5.99.
The movie will be available to stream and download for U.S. users starting at 10 a.m. PT Wednesday.The studio decided Tuesday to release the film to more than 300 U.S. theaters on Christmas. It can also be purchased in HD for $14.99."It has always...
Monday 22 Dec 2014
"The Interview" will see the light of day, according to Sony lawyer David Boies. He just didn't specify how or when.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Interview" will see the light of day, according to Sony lawyer David Boies.Boies appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday and claimed that Sony's controversial comedy "The Interview" "will be distributed." How...
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - President Barack Obama told CNN that North Korea's hack attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment is an act of "cyber-vandalism," not an act of war.
Despite the tens of millions of dollars in damage to the studio's business operations and threats of violence, the president said he wished that Sony had not cancelled the Christmas release of "The Interview.""If we set a precedent in which a...
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Republican National Committee is urging theatre owners to play the "The Interview" following Sony's decision to pull the plug on the controversial comedy, CNN reports.
RNC chairman Reince Priebus has sent a letter to the CEOs of 10 major theatre chains asking them to show the film, which has been the source of hackers' wrath in the last month."I want to speak clearly on behalf of the Republican Party: I urge you...
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - North Korea has once again denied that it was behind the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after the FBI announced on Friday that the country was "responsible" for the hack.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - North Korea has once again denied that it was behind the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after the FBI announced on Friday that the country was "responsible" for the hack.Instead, it's offering to launch a joint...
A new message claiming to be from the group responsible for the Sony Pictures hack appears to mock the FBI.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A new message claiming to be from the group responsible for the Sony Pictures hack appears to mock the FBI, which named North Korea responsible for the attack on Friday."The result of investigation by FBI is so...
Saturday 20 Dec 2014
WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said Sony Pictures "made a mistake" in pulling the satirical film "The Interview" after suffering a devastating cyberattack blamed on North Korea.
WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said Sony Pictures "made a mistake" in pulling the satirical film "The Interview" after suffering a devastating cyberattack blamed on North Korea."I wish they (Sony) would have...
Friday 19 Dec 2014
The fallout continues.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Team America: World Police" won't strike a blow for freedom of speech after all.Alamo Drafthouse defiantly replaced "The Interview" with a Dec. 27 screening of the 2004 satire after "The Interview" was yanked from...