Turns out The Interview–the movie poking fun at the North Korean dictator–will have a theatrical release after all. The film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco was briefly canceled due to a threat directed to Sony by North Korean hackers. It seems as though Sony felt the pressure from those who were looking forward to the release. President Obama also weighed in saying that he thought Sony made a mistake by caving to terrorists.
In late November, Sony was hacked and their private data started to be distributed by the hackers. The FBI confirmed that the hackers were working on behalf of the North Korean government. The hackers threatened movie theaters that showed The Interview, which caused Sony to temporarily cancel its release.
“We have never given up on releasing The Interview, and we’re excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day,”
The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn’t give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 23, 2014
If you’re wanting to watch the movie, check out this list of movie theaters screening The Interview that The Verge very nicely compiled for you.