The Interview Getting Cinema And VOD Release
Sony Pictures putting controversial movie on the big screen for Christmas...
Movie studio Sony Pictures is getting The Interview into cinemas for Christmas Day, it has revealed.
The movie had been pulled from release following terrorism threats against cinemas showing it, which were later linked to North Korea.
But a backlash that went as high as US President Barack Obama led to a re-think and Sony CEO Michael Lynton has said: "We have never given up on releasing The Interview and we're excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day.
"At the same time, we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience.
"I want to thank our talent on The Interview and our employees, who have worked tirelessly through the many challenges we have all faced over the last month.
"While we hope this is only the first step of the film's release, we are proud to make it available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech."
The movie is also expected to get a video-on-demand release at the same time.
The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn't give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!
And star Seth Rogen tweeted triumphantly: "The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn't give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!"
While co-star James Franco wrote on Instagram: "VICTORY!!!!!!! The PEOPLE and THE PRESIDENT have spoken!!! SONY to release THE INTERVIEW in theaters on XMAS DAY!"