The Interview Pulled by Sony. No Theaters, No VOD, No DVD/Blu-ray
Variety — “With theater chains defecting en masse, Sony Pictures Entertainment has pulled the planned Christmas Day release of â€œThe Interview.â€ U.S. officials have reportedly linked a massive cyber attack against Sony to North Korea, which is at the center of the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy.
â€œWe 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,â€ Sony said in a statement. â€œWe stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.â€
A few hours after making the announcement, a studio spokesman said that Sony had â€œno further plansâ€ to release the comedy, either on VOD or DVD.”