Tuesday, December 23, 2014
SONY DONE GOT SOME BALLS: "THE INTERVIEW" WILL BE RELEASED SOON!
Sony Pictures is set to release the cancelled Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview" in theaters and on video on demand, TheWrap has learned.
The studio is expected to announce the planned release on Tuesday, according to an individual with knowledge of the studio's plans.
Momentum has been growing across the country to reverse a decision to cancel the movie's Christmas Day theatrical release after threats and a cyber-hack by North Korea.
The plan is apparently to release the film simultaneously in participating theaters and via video on demand. The Plaza theater in Atlanta and a theater in Austin have now said they will distribute the film.
A plan to distribute "The Interview" over Dish Network fell apart after talks between Sony and the satellite TV provider broke down over the weekend.
The exact list of distributors was not immediately available, but the Art House Convergence, a national coalition of smaller, independent movie theaters, on Monday told Sony Pictures that its members are willing and anxious to screen "The Interview."
Sony CEO Michael Lynton has said since the cancellation last Thursday that his studio has every intention of releasing the film. "There are a number of options open to us and we have considered those and are considering them," he told CNN on Friday.
More to come...