By Matt O'Bryant
Update 2: Sony Pictures has now officially pulled the entire Theatrical Release for 'The Interview'!! Here are their comments!!
Since theater chains have begun pulling all screenings Sony Pictures Entertainment has pulled the entire planned Christmas release of 'The Interview'! Sony's Reply:
“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.”
UPDATE: As of about 30 minutes ago all the top 5 Major theater chains"(AMC, REGAL, CINEMARK, CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT, AND CARMIKE CINEMAS HAVE ALL DECIDED AGAINST RELEASING THE FILM)"in America have now pulled the Seth Rogan and James Franco film 'The Interview' following the 9/11 Style threatsby the Sony Hackers
EARLIER POST: Sony Hackers are at it again this time it is getting really serious, the latest threat by the Sony Hackers have now warned of a 9/11 Style attack on any and all theater locations across America if the show 'The Interview' on Christmas Day.
The message the released online goes like this, "WARNING PEOPLE NOT TO SEE THE MOVIE, SAYING, "REMEMBER THE 11TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2001. WE RECOMMEND YOU KEEP YOURSELF DISTANT FROM THE PLACES AT THAT TIME."
Fallout has already begun with the Carmike Cinemas Theater chain that has over 250 locations across America already pulling 'The Interview' from its release date. Now there is also other studios urging Sony not to release the film, because they are afraid that this will lead to people who were going to see other films during the holidays not to go because they are afraid of what might happen at a theater showing 'The Interview'.
This is a big deal for the Hollywood Industry and Free Speech in general, because if this film is pulled by the studios then it would create a huge back lash in this country and in others because this country is built on FREEDOM!! That Freedom includes the Right To Free Speech and the ability to have creative freedom. If the government steps in or the studios pull this film it will do incredible damage to the Hollywood community and will only incite and reward all of the terrorist groups across the world who already hate America and who have threatened America like this before, it may give them motive to threaten this country even more.
I hope that the government and the studios do not give into these shallow threats and pull the movie because in the end it will only do more harm than good. Do not give these cowards a win. We should Praise these Hollywood types like Seth Rogan and James Franco who go against the grain, who speak their mind, and for having the 'balls' to make a film like this, remember it is just a damn comedy people!!
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