Sony Pictures News
After major movie theater chains opted not to book The Interview to open on Christmas Day amidst threats of terrorism against any theaters showing the film, Sony Pictures decided not to release the film at all, and that includes VOD and home video for now. There's been plenty of discussion and rage about this decision fueled by fear of Kim Jong-un and North Korea, who are believed to be the driving force behind these threats and the hack of Sony Pictures, because of their distaste for the comedy about an attempt to assassinate the leader.
- The Playlist: George Clooney Pushes For VOD Release Of 'The Interview,' Calls Out Hollywood For Lack Of Courage
- Deadline: Hollywood Cowardice: George Clooney Explains Why Sony Stood Alone In North Korean Cyberterror Attack
- The Wrap: Joe Scarborough Goes Bonkers on Hollywood, Mika Brzezinski Blasts George Clooney (Video)
- USA Today: Clooney slaps media, Hollywood for 'Interview'
- Digital Spy: George Clooney: 'We can't give in to Kim Jong-un, of all f**king people'
- Vulture: George Clooney Wrote a Petition to Support The Interview, But No One Signed It
- MTV Movies Blog: George Clooney Wants ‘The Interview’ Released On Demand Immediately
Sony hackers have again threatened "The Interview" via email.
- The Playlist: Hackers Now Reportedly Say Sony Can Release 'The Interview,' But With Changes
- Long Island Newsday: Sony cancels 'The Interview' release; Rob Lowe, Jimmy Kimmel, more celebrities react
- Variety: Sony Hackers Gloat over Studio Pulling Plug on ‘The Interview‘: Report
- Deadline: Sony Hackers Calling Off Attack For Now?
- We Got This Covered: Are Sony Hackers Preparing Leak Of Studio’s 2015 Slate? Chappie, Pixels, 20 Others At Risk
- Vulture: Sony Hackers Say the Leaks Will Stop (for Now)
- Collider: Sony Drops New “In Franco and Rogen We Trust” THE INTERVIEW Promo Touting Christmas Release; Is a VOD Debut on the Way?
- Collider: Sony Pictures Removes Latest THE INTERVIEW Promo along with All Clips; Cancels Worldwide Release
- The Wrap: Sony Hackers Issue New Threat In Wake ‘The Interview’ Cancellation, Says CNN
- Screen Crush: Hackers Send Sony Another Message, Thank Them For Canceling 'The Interview'
"Guardians of the Galaxy" director took to Instagram in the wake of "The Interview" being pulled to make a sharp joke with a very strong point.
Sony Pictures will take an estimated $90 million financial hit as a result of its decision to scrap the release of “The Interview,” TheWrap has learned. The studio’s decision to forego a release of any kind — no streaming, video-on-demand, DVD or Blu-ray – means it won’t see a penny in returns on the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, according to individuals with knowledge of the situation. Also Read: Sony Hack: What Are US Options If North Korea Is Confirmed as Cyberterrorist? With no box office grosses or ancillary returns, it’s all about the cost, and Sony is looking at a write-do
- Variety: Sony Hack: Studio Offers DGA, WGA, SAG-AFTRA Members Identity Theft Protection
- Deadline: Sony Hack Deepens Rift Between Film & Television Group
- USA Today: Celebs react to Sony pulling 'The Interview'
- Hollywood Reporter: Sony Hack: How 'The Interview' Demise Will Impact Holiday Box Office
- Hollywood Reporter: Sony Hack: Aaron Sorkin Blasts "North Korean Terrorists," U.S. Media
- IndieWire: Some Questions About the Sony Hack
- Digital Spy: Mark Wahlberg on Sony hack: "Nothing is private these days"
- Deadline: Japan-North Korea Talks Seen Unaffected By Sony Hack Attack Revelations
- Long Island Newsday: North Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever for U.S. company, analyst says
- Vulture: The Sony Hack Might Have Killed a Certain Kind of Satire
- HitFix: 'Nightcrawler' director Dan Gilroy calls out media behavior in the wake of Sony hack
Following last night's news that Sony had decided not to release The Interview after major theater chains refused to screen the film, I saw people on Twitter popping up saying that Sony should release the movie on VOD right now as if there was some switch waiting to be flipped. Considering that movies stay in theaters for 3-4 months before hitting VOD, I don't think there was someone at Apple or Amazon waiting by the phone, ready to put the film up for rent or purchase at a moment's notice. I don't know how we'll see The Interview, but I double it will be anytime soon. Hit the jump for mo
- Variety: Sony Has ‘No Further Release Plans’ for ‘The Interview’
- Deadline: Sony Has “No Further Release Plans” For ‘The Interview’ On VOD Or Elsewhere
- MovieWeb: Sony Has No Further Release Plans for 'The Interview'
- Screen Crush: Sony Has No Plans to Release 'The Interview' on VOD Either
- Hollywood Reporter: Sony: No VOD Release for 'The Interview'
- Rotten Tomatoes: News: Sony Pulls The Interview From December 25 Release
- Cinema Blend: The Interview Will Not Get A VOD Release From Sony
- Digital Spy: The Interview: Sony axes VOD, DVD and home release after terror threat
- The Wrap: Sony Scraps ‘The Interview’ Release: ‘We Have Decided Not to Move Forward’
- The Playlist: Sony Officially Yanks 'The Interview' From Release Following Hacker Threats
- Twitch: Sony Scraps THE INTERVIEW Release
If you're keeping up to date on the fast and infuriating story regarding the release of THE INTERVIEW (Sony has now officially pulled the release) you should be happy to hear about one theater (so far) that is taking a stand and expressing itself in a fantastic way. The Alamo Drafthouse announced that, in its place of THE INTERVIEW, they'll screen Matt Parker and Trey Stone‘s TEAM AMERICA: WORLD... Read More...
- Hollywood Reporter: Texas Theater to Show 'Team America' In Place of 'The Interview'
- SlashFilm: One Alamo Drafthouse Location Will Play ‘Team America’ In Place Of ‘The Interview’
- FirstShowing.net: Dallas Drafthouse Showing 'Team America' in Place of 'The Interview'
- MTV Movies Blog: Texas Theater To Show ‘Team America: World Police’ Instead Of ‘The Interview’
- Deadline: ‘Team America: World Police’ Replaces ‘The Interview’ At Texas Theater
- Variety: ‘Team America: World Police’ Replaces ‘The Interview’ at Dallas Theater
- The Wrap: ‘The Interview’ Replaced at Dallas Theater by ‘Team America: World Police’
- Dark Horizons: Texas: "Interview"? No. "Team America"? F--- Yeah
- USA Today: That time 'Team America' killed Kim Jong Il
Word came out yesterday that Sony Pictures has cancelled the Christmas day theatrical release of the Seth Rogen / James Franco film The Interview. This comes after the company has been suffering though the aftermath of a hacking and releasing of the information by a group known as the Guardians of Peace or #GoP. It is believed the hack was the work of North Korea. The film depicts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the target of a CIA assassination plot. The hackers demanded that Sony cancel the release of the film.
- Hollywood Reporter: Sony Cancels 'The Interview' Release: Hollywood Reacts
- Badass Digest: Bad Guys Officially Win As Sony Cancels Release Of THE INTERVIEW
- Vulture: Sony Officially Cancels The Interview’s Theatrical Release
- Shockya: Sony Cancels The Interview
- Dark Horizons: Sony Cancels "The Interview"... What Now?
- Long Island Newsday: Sony cancels 'The Interview' release; Rob Lowe, Jimmy Kimmel, more celebrities react
- Collider: Sony Hack Fallout Continues; New Regency Cancels Gore Verbinski’s PYONGYANG Starring Steve Carell
- Collider: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release of THE INTERVIEW; Mulling VOD Premiere [Updated]
- ScreenRant: ‘The Interview’: Sony Cancels Planned Christmas Day 2014 Release [Updated]
- HitFix: Following terrorist threat, Sony officially cancels 'The Interview' release
- Empire Magazine: Sony Cancels Release Of The Interview
- The Wrap: Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Talks ‘The Interview,’ Doesn’t Know if She Did ‘the Right Thing’ By Reporting on Sony Emails Released by Hackers (Video)
- Filmonic: Sony Pictures Cancels the Release of The Interview
In the aftermath of Sony Pictures canceling the Christmas Day release of their new comedy The Interview yesterday, 20th Century Fox also announced that they will not be distributing an untitled project that will be set in North Korea, entitled Pyongyang, which had Gore Verbinski set to direct and Steve Carell attached to star. Director Gore Verbinski issued a statement to Deadline, where he shed new light on the events that transpired between 20th Century Fox and New Regency, which had financed the film.
- The Playlist: Sony Says "No Further Release Plans" for 'The Interview,' Steve Carell's 'Pyongyang' Canceled In Wake Of North Korea Hacks
- Cinema Blend: Steve Carell's New Movie Just Got Cancelled Because Of North Korea
- IGN Movies: Carell's North Korea Movie Canceled
- Screen Crush: Steve Carell's North Korea Comedy 'Pyongyang' Cancelled Thanks to Sony Hack
- FirstShowing.net: Fox & New Regency Cancel Steve Carell's North Korea Set Thriller
- Digital Spy: Steve Carell thriller set in North Korea scrapped
- We Got This Covered: Steve Carell’s North Korea Thriller Scrapped
- JoBlo: Steve Carell and Gore Verbinski's North Korea thriller cancelled by studio
- IndieWire: Here's the North Korea Satire You Can Watch Now Instead of 'The Interview'
- Variety: North Korea Ordered the Sony Attack: Reports
- Entertainment Weekly: Steve Carell North Korea-set movie dropped
- Deadline: North Korea Behind Massive Cyber Attack Against Sony, Feds Say
- Thompson on Hollywood: Sony Pulls Plug on 'The Interview' with "No Further Release Plans" as U.S. Links North Korea to Hacks
- Deadline: Gore Verbinski On Cancellation Of North Korea-Based Steve Carell Film
- Vulture: North Korea ‘Centrally Involved’ in Sony Hack, U.S. Government Finds
- Vulture: Steve Carell’s North Korea–Set Dark Comedy Axed
- Cinema Blend: How One Movie Theater Is Trolling North Korea
- The Wrap: CNN: U.S. Government to Announce North Korea As Responsible for Sony Hack
- HitFix: 'The Interview' and North Korea: What do we lose if we let fear win over art?
- IGN Movies: Feds: North Korea Ordered Interview Attack
- The Wrap: Sony Hack: What Are US Options If North Korea Is Confirmed as Cyberterrorist?
- MTV Movies Blog: North Korea ‘Centrally Involved’ In Sony Leaks, U.S. Intelligence Confirms
- ScreenRant: Hollywood Responds to Sony’s Canceled Release of ‘The Interview’
Earlier today, it was reported that the Sony hacker group known as the Guardians of Peace (G.O.P.), who are responsible for leaking thousands of documents, emails and films from within the studio, issued a warning to all theaters set to show The Interview on Christmas day. They have threatened a terrorist attack while evoking 9/11 in their statement.
Bow Tie Cinemas on Wednesday became the second major theater chain to say it will not screen “The Interview,” one day after hackers behind the Sony cyber attack threatened 9/11-like terror strikes. The chain cited safety concerns as its reason, one day after Carmike Cinemas said it would not be showing the Sony comedy movie.
- Variety: Sony Hack: Bow Tie Cinemas Will Not Show ‘The Interview’
- Hollywood Reporter: Sony Hack: Bow Tie Cinemas Pulls 'The Interview'
- Deadline: Bow Tie Cinemas Says ‘The Interview” Pulled Over “Safety” Concerns From Hacker Threats – Update
- Digital Spy: Sony hack: Group invokes 9/11 in threat to cinemas showing The Interview
- Hollywood Reporter: Sony Hack: Carmike Cinemas Drops 'The Interview'
- Hollywood Reporter: Sony Hack: Carmike Cinemas Cancels 'The Interview' Screenings
- Variety: Sony Hack: Carmike Cinemas Won’t Screen ‘The Interview’