Sony cancels release of “The Interview” movie in wake of widespread hacking, terrorist threats

After weeks of embarrassing reveals by unknown computer hackers who cracked into Sony Pictures, it was a terrorist threat with references to another 9/11 that prompted movie theater chains to pull back from the release of The Interview, and now a full cancellation from Sony. Sony released this statement just this afternoon: “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...

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