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Sony cancels 25 Dec release of 'The Interview' after theatres bail

By ReutersMovies - 18 December 2014 10:03 AM | Updated 12:43 PM

Sony cancels 25 Dec release of 'The Interview' after theatres bail

Sony Pictures said on Wednesday it cancelled the 25 December theatrical release of its North Korea comedy 'The Interview', after major US theatre chains pulled out of showing the film following threats from hackers.

"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 25 December theatrical release," Sony said in a statement.

The studio said it was "deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company", and that it stood by the film makers of 'The Interview', a comedy about two journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.