Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sony pulls 'The Interview' due to Empty Threats

More drama from the Sony Hack.

We now know that the hack was supported by some freaks in North Korea. And, they or someone  threatened to attack the theaters that will play the film, "The Interview".

In a lot of ways this sounds so silly and stupid, but Sony is afraid and they have pulled the film from release.

Here's their statement:

"In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.

Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like. We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome."
This is stupid. I understand, but they are basically letting the hackers win.

1 comment:

Bob Slatten said...

Are we sure they aren't pulling it because it's another ridiculous Franco-Rogan collaboration?

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