The Sony hack is still headline news. Since the unexpected outing of many of Sony Entertainment’s closely guarded secrets by North Korean hackers many people have had their say on how Sony reacted to its plans being exposed. Even president Barack Obama criticised Sony Pictures for its decision to pull “The Interview” – a film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg which allegedly slates and makes fun of the North Korean government.
Sony Pictures CEO, in an interview with CNN which aired on Friday night during Anderson Cooper 360, Michael Lynton tells Fareed Zakaria that “We have not caved. We have not given in.” In some of the show highlights he even says the company would still like for people to see this movie. Lynton claims that he personally did speak to senior officials in the White House about the situation, and asked for help in dealing with it, although they did not speak with Obama directly.
Specifically, Lynton said that while the December 25th release will not proceed because there is no movie theater in America that will show it, there is still a possibility of premiering it in the future. In response to the question about releasing the movie in another format like streaming or on cable, Lynton said “we have considered those, and we are considering them…there has not been one major distributor, one major e-commerce site that has stepped forward.” The the statement from Sony below:
I am not convinced whether that last remark is accurate as the crazy press around this movie will make distributing it a goldmine! I am convinced we will see it available online before the end of the year.
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