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"The Cyberterrorists Have Saved Us From A Bad Movie (swipe)"


  

          

I still maintain that this hack and threat have nothing to do with North Korea

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/sony-cancels-theatrical-release-for-the-interview-on-christmas-1201382032/

Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

DECEMBER 17, 2014 | 01:58PM PT
Brent Lang
Senior Film and Media Reporter
@BrentALang
With theater chains defecting en masse, Sony Pictures Entertainment has pulled the planned Christmas release of “The Interview.”

In announcing the decision to cancel the holiday debut, Sony hit back at the hackers who threatened movie theaters and moviegoers and who have terrorized the studio and its employees for weeks.

“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,” the statement reads.

“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,” it continues. “We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”

The comedy centers on a hapless television host who is recruited to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. The country has condemned the film and some cyber security experts believe that it played a role in the hack attack on the studio. Seth Rogen and James Franco star in the picture, which cost $42 million to produce.

Sony has been reeling for weeks since hackers broke into the studio’s computer system in November and stole internal documents, email messages, film budgets, spreadsheets detailing top executive salaries and the social security numbers of thousands of employees. The documents and records were subsequently leaked online, setting off a firestorm of media coverage.

Tuesday’s message accompanied another data dump. It threatened violence on theaters that showed “The Interview” and people who attend screenings.

“The world will be full of fear,” the message reads. “Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)”

In response, exhibition industry lobbying arm the National Association of Theatre Owners said its members must decide individually whether or not to release the picture and Sony said it would respect theater owners’ decision not to exhibit “The Interview.” That set off a cascade of cancellations.

The bulk of the country’s ten largest theater chains — a group that includes AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Carmike and Southern Theatres — announced the would delay showing the picture or would drop it altogether. In statements many of the theater chains suggested that Sony’s lack of confidence in the film prompted their decision.

Regal, for instance, said its decision was “due to the wavering support of the film ‘The Interview’ by Sony Pictures, as well as the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats.”

Sony was more conciliatory even as it said exhibitor defections motivated its decision.

“”We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers,” the studio’s statement read.

Bruce Nash, founder of the box office site TheNumbers, said that Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for moviegoing and is particularly strong for family films. Any perceived danger or threat might have depressed ticket sales.

“It was never going to be one of the big films of Christmas and clearly chains are going to be concerned about making sure people feel comfortable bringing their children to ‘Annie,’ ‘Into the Woods’ or ‘Night at the Museum,” said Nash.
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The Cyberterrorists Have Saved Us From A Bad Movie (swipe) [View all] , Melanism, Wed Dec-17-14 05:17 PM
 
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i wanted to see it before i defn wanna see it now nm
Dec 17th 2014
1
i didn't care before but i wanna pay money to see it now
Dec 17th 2014
2
      sony = genius.
Dec 17th 2014
14
LOLZ. What a fucking nation of pussies (the US that is)
Dec 17th 2014
3
not risking families getting sprayed up is def pussy shit, yep
Dec 17th 2014
5
      Who are these North Korean uzi toting terrorists? This Red Dawn II?
Dec 17th 2014
8
      Red Dawn was on Esquire Network last night and this
Dec 17th 2014
9
      What if
Dec 17th 2014
11
           i just want to know what people think they are capable of
Dec 17th 2014
15
                Lol we can't! She's hacked too!
Dec 17th 2014
17
                     well i think we know whos behind this
Dec 17th 2014
20
                          Well played
Dec 18th 2014
51
if they drop it on dvd im copping. fuck it.
Dec 17th 2014
4
The biggest FU would be to stream it for free.
Dec 17th 2014
6
*body rolls*
Dec 17th 2014
7
lol.
Dec 17th 2014
10
Color me tickled. I was waiting for this alias.
Dec 18th 2014
48
Bush wouldn't have let this happen, for what it's worth.
Dec 17th 2014
12
Propaganda 101
Dec 17th 2014
13
it aint about the movie or North Korea
Dec 17th 2014
16
      RE: Everyones blaming North Korea becuz the media told you to blame'um
Dec 17th 2014
18
           Theater chains pulled it bc they feared ppl are stupid enough
Dec 17th 2014
19
           RE: Theater chains pulled it bc they feared ppl are stupid enough
Dec 17th 2014
22
           RE: Theater chains pulled it bc they feared ppl are stupid enough
Dec 17th 2014
23
           So taking a full loss on it is better?
Dec 17th 2014
25
           RE: So taking a full loss on it is better?
Dec 17th 2014
27
           Again you only think its North Korea becuz thats what they told you
Dec 17th 2014
31
                U.S. Links North Korea to Sony Hacking (NYTimes swipe)
Dec 17th 2014
32
                     THATS WHAT THEY TOLD YOU...do you not think for yourself?
Dec 17th 2014
34
                     "Senior administration officials, who would not speak on the record"
Dec 19th 2014
95
           yes.
Dec 17th 2014
30
                Explain.
Dec 17th 2014
33
                     no.
Dec 17th 2014
35
                          Thanks for the dialog.
Dec 17th 2014
36
                               i hope it was as good for you as it was for me.
Dec 17th 2014
37
                                    I wasn't trying to snark (initially), btw.
Dec 17th 2014
38
                                         you'll live.
Dec 17th 2014
39
                                              Cool. Your argument doesnt take into account VOD, which I asked abt.
Dec 17th 2014
40
                                                   right on.
Dec 17th 2014
41
           Theatres pulled it bc N. Korea is making good on ALL their promises
Dec 19th 2014
80
           Sony says they have no plans to release it ever, on any platform.
Dec 17th 2014
21
                RE: Sony says they have no plans to release it ever, on any platform.
Dec 17th 2014
24
                     hmmmmmm
Dec 18th 2014
50
Next up, they're going to demand Franco fuck a pig on a live webcast
Dec 17th 2014
26
https://i.imgflip.com/fg0o4.jpg
Dec 17th 2014
28
soooo....where was Anonymous in all of this?
Dec 17th 2014
29
Theater will show Team America for free instead #Texas (link)
Dec 17th 2014
42
LOL. i like it.
Dec 17th 2014
43
Alamo Drafthouse is a fantastic place to watch a movie
Dec 17th 2014
44
ya that place is really nice
Dec 17th 2014
45
NOAP:
Dec 18th 2014
55
      What the entire fuck is going on here?
Dec 18th 2014
56
           either straight up blackmail or they are afraid of the lawsuits
Dec 18th 2014
57
                Is it just North Korea related stuff though?
Dec 18th 2014
58
                if its an inside job, like i feel it is
Dec 18th 2014
61
                afraid of the lawsuits. ANd Paramount/Viacom of getting freshly hacked
Dec 19th 2014
65
So wait, is Kim Jong Un's gf dead or nah?
Dec 18th 2014
46
here to also say
Dec 18th 2014
47
N.Korea unlikely souce (swipe from security blog)
Dec 18th 2014
49
I believe (well don't believe) it.
Dec 18th 2014
52
You're talking about a guy who spends his time collecting Bentleys
Dec 18th 2014
62
All of that is irrelevant if they hired someone.
Dec 18th 2014
54
and on the same front its way sneakier and harder to trace
Dec 18th 2014
60
#7 and #9 are key
Dec 19th 2014
69
"dont believe me just watch"
Dec 18th 2014
53
but the hack actually exposes the corruption
Dec 18th 2014
59
      if you cant see it then you cant see it
Dec 19th 2014
64
           it just seems counter productive to expose their own collusion
Dec 19th 2014
66
                i understand your skepticism
Dec 19th 2014
68
                     my bad sorry for harping
Dec 19th 2014
72
Niggas are really believing this "they could attack theaters" shit.
Dec 18th 2014
63
I don't even think "they" (whoever "they" really is) could attack theate...
Dec 19th 2014
67
      this
Dec 19th 2014
70
           if someone's gonna shoot a theater, they're gonna shoot a theater
Dec 19th 2014
73
                This and this.
Dec 19th 2014
74
                that's such horseshit
Dec 19th 2014
75
                     i find it funny that people like Sorkin
Dec 19th 2014
78
                     This isn't a Regular Joes vs. Hollywood Elites issue.
Dec 19th 2014
84
                          I'm not making that the primary issue
Dec 19th 2014
85
                               Again, why would they "admonish the media" for doing its job?
Dec 19th 2014
86
                                    I guess I wasn't clear
Dec 19th 2014
91
                     The it practices were solid. The attack was sophisticated enough
Dec 19th 2014
79
                          No, every IT pundit on TV & web has said that shit was sloppy
Dec 19th 2014
87
Clooney comments
Dec 19th 2014
71
I am grateful
Dec 19th 2014
76
North Korea was responsible for Sony computer hack, US official says
Dec 19th 2014
77
What do you naysayers know about North Korea the CIA
Dec 19th 2014
81
      their silence
Dec 19th 2014
82
           They haven't been silent. Senior officials told the ny times wed.
Dec 19th 2014
83
                . . .
Dec 19th 2014
90
I'm having a real hard time believing NK has that much tech prowess/inte...
Dec 19th 2014
88
Sony's pals at the NYT explain their side and pass blame onto Rogen:
Dec 19th 2014
89
That's laughable
Dec 19th 2014
92
Yup. Particularly since there's email chains of him talking to the exec...
Dec 19th 2014
94
This line is gold considering the leak showed the opposite
Dec 19th 2014
93
SIIIIIIIIKE!! They gon run with it in indie theaters & VOD (swipe)
Dec 23rd 2014
96
this is so silly.
Dec 23rd 2014
97
I don't know, If I were Rogan and Franco I might be happy with all of th...
Dec 23rd 2014
98
Now available on Youtube and Google Play.
Dec 24th 2014
99

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