Yes, "The Interview" will definitely get to see the light of day, Sony Entertainment Pictures’ lawyer, David Boies, has announced.
After massive criticism Sony received for pulling out its controversial Kim Jong-un assassination parody amidst terror threats from the group that hacked its databanks last November 2014, the media giant says it will still distribute the movie, by hook or by crook.
Boies sat down with NBC’s "Meet the Press" this weekend and pronounced Sony’s decision to still push through with the movie’s release. How they plan to do it, however, is still unclear at the moment.
“Sony only delayed this,” Boies said, as published on Yahoo! News. “Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed. How it’s going to be distributed, I don’t think anybody knows quite yet. But it’s going to be distributed.”
When Sony pulled the movie out due to 9/11-like threats issued by the Guardians of Peace (GOP), it released a statement saying it had no further plans to release the film. A few days later, however, Sony CEO Michael Lynton announced that the company has been searching for other alternative platforms to distribute the movie.
This decision is perhaps due in part to considerable censure over Sony’s caving in to what has been called “terrorist acts” and partly from web consensus naming the Internet as the best place to release "The Interview."
BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer file sharing portal, further gave advice as to how the beleaguered conglomerate could find opportunities to make the movie public. It even offered to host the film on its own servers in order to disperse it to the masses.
Boies also made special mention of President Barack Obama’s remarks about the significance of this issue, following new threats recently coming North Korea on its plan to attack the White House, the Pentagon and most of the US mainland as a counteraction to FBI allegations that North Korea was behind the Sony hack incident.
“All Americans can unite against what is really a threat to our national security,” Boies added. “If state-sponsored criminal acts like this can be directed against Sony, it can be directed against anybody.”
Here’s that video clip of Boies’ "Meet the Press" announcement:
That’s the latest on the "The Interview"-Sony hack-GOP-North Korea situation. Stay tuned for more on this developing news at Movie News Guide (MNG).
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