Sony Is Releasing ‘The Interview’ Now
“What? Like you didn’t know this was a dicknose.”
As more and more people start to realize there’s no fucking way North Korea could’ve hacked Sony and signs pointing to an inside job, it behooves Sony to get out of this shit as quickly as possible before someone starts calling for senate hearings on marketing stunts. So, surprise, The Interview will now be released in select theaters and VOD on Christmas Day. USA? Via THR:
Sony is telling theaters that it will also offer the movie simultaneously on VOD, a knowledgeable source tells The Hollywood Reporter. It is not clear what platform the studio will use to offer the movie as video on demand. That move is likely to further alienate the larger chains that insist that when movies are released theatrically there shouldn’t be simultaneous VOD releases.
“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,” said Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment, in a statement on Tuesday. “At the same time, we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience.”
Well, that ended predictably. Can I stop giving a shit about it now? Because I honestly checked out after the Bill Cosby post. I wrote about Jay Leno for God’s sake. Jay Leno. And people called these hackers the terrorists.
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