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Sony Officially Cancels ‘The Interview’ Release Following Hacker Threats

Yeowch, to think that people will go to such lengths just to stop a movie release. Good luck to Sony in getting through this. I hope they still release the movie in some way.

TechCrunch

Following threats from hackers responsible for large-scale server breaches and leaks at Sony, the entertainment studio has made the official decision to cancel The Interview, which was set to be released on Christmas Day.

In a prepared statement (below), the company said that it was “deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie” and “extremely disappointed by this outcome.”

Earlier today, the top five theater chains in North America (Regal, AMC, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and Cineplex Entertainment) announced that they would not be showing the film. This comes on the heels of threats from the hackers, a group calling itself the Guardians Of Peace, who said that people who are at or around a showing of The Interview will “be shown how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to,” and referencing 9/11.

Given the severity of the threats and the withdrawal…

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