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Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for 'The Interview' on Christmas

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Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 03:41 PM

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. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome."

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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...
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