It appears ‘The Interview’ will see the light of day after all.
According to multiple reports, ‘The Interview’ will be released on Christmas day in select theaters across the nation. After more than a week of back-and-forth regarding whether or not the film will ever be made available to the public, the powers that be at Sony have reportedly decided that the demand for it is high enough to justify any potential fallout.
‘The Interview’ is a comedy starring Seth Rogan and James Franco that features the bumbling duo attempting to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. As we neared the Dec. 25 release date for the film, Sony was hacked and a series of embarrassing e-mails were leaked. Later, the same hackers allegedly threatened a 9/11-style attack on any theaters that showed the movie. This caused most major theaters to reject the comedy, which in turn led to Sony temporarily shelving it.
Now it appears something has changed.
CNN is reporting that the film will see a limited release on Christmas day. Apparently, “two theaters in Atlanta and Austin said on Twitter on Tuesday that they had agreed to show the film.” Furthermore, The Wrap is reporting that Sony will release the movie on-demand on Christmas.
We will continue to update this story as more information comes in.