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'The Interview' Pulled From Major Theaters After Sony Hack Threats

'The Interview' Pulled From Major Theaters After Sony Hack Threats

It looks like James Franco and Seth Rogen‘s new film The Interview won’t be playing at major theaters near you.

It is expected that all major exhibition chains including Regal, AMC, Cinemark and Cineplex will announce sometime today that they won’t be showing the film, according to Deadline.

This decision comes after the Sony hackers made a threat against any movie theaters that would be showing the movie, which centers on an assassination mission of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

In case you didn’t know, The Interview was supposed to hit theaters on Christmas.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of The Interview being dropped from major theaters?

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  • Jereomy

    Whatever happened to “We do not negotiate with terrorists”? Why give them what they want? What are they really going to do? Nothing. Let the movie play. Don’t be so chickenshit.

  • b324

    So NK can barely get their missles to work but some stupid movie comes out and we’re suppose to believe they’ll be able to start blowing up movie theaters all over this country? No one even knows who is behind this hack. It could be ex-Sony Americans who are laughing all the way to the bank.

    This is so ridiculous.

  • Naynay

    probably because the movie is not even worth a dime so why would they put anyone at risk and what happened to good humour ? what happened to don’t disrespect the “president” of a country we’re kind of at war with ? what happened to respect other cultures ? I really don’t get how some americans talk about freedom of speech but don’t

    respect other countries freedoms ! I think if it was a worthy movie things would have gone differently but they made a movie about killing someone WTH is wrong with them

  • Raspitou

    I don’t think the threat is credible, like others have said. North Korea wouldn’t dare orchestrate an attack on US soil, because unlike Al Qaeda and other terrorists groups, NK is a state. We know where they are, and can retaliate…which they know. And any physical attack here will be traced, unlike a cyber hack.

    I agree that the theaters are being cowardly, but I see their point of view. The ‘we don’t negotiate with terrorists’ policy is from the government’s viewpoint, but the theaters are private businesses. From their standpoint, it’s not worth the risk. What if they show the movie, and something happens, and people get hurt or killed. Can you imagine the backlash? The lawsuits? The condemnation and loss of revenue? “All theater chains were safe, except Cinemark, and now people are dead because Cinemark was not safe or prudent enough to put their customers first.”

    The US government can play hardball with terrorists, but private businesses care about liability and lawsuits first and foremost…so they can’t take chances. It’s disappointing because it sets a terrible precedent, but I understand.