Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’

Sony Pictures will pull The Interview from theaters after pressure from hackers who threatened to bomb moviegoers. “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 December 25 theatrical release,” the studio said in a statement. “We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.” Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas, and Cineplex Entertainment all announced Wednesday that they would not show the film. In addition, Sony also announced it currently has no plans to do a video on demand release for the film. The Daily Beast reported that two officials at the State Department reviewed and approved the film's scene showing the leader of North Korea’s head exploding. Sony may lose $100 million by pulling the movie.