The Interview Release BACK ON; Seth Rogen Declares, “Freedom Has Prevailed!”
The Interview will be released on Christmas after all. On Tuesday, Sony announced a limited theatrical release for the Seth Rogen–James Franco comedy after threats by hackers linked to North Korea initially forced the company to shelve the project in a controversial decision last week.
“The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn’t give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!” tweeted Rogen in excitement, shortly after the news became official with a statement from Sony Entertainment chairman and CEO Michael Lynton.
“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 Lynton. “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.”
He continued, “I want to thank our talent on The Interview and our employees, who have worked tirelessly through the many challenges we have all faced over the last month. While we hope this is only the first step of the film’s release, we are proud to make it available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech.”
So far, The Plaza Theater in Atlanta and The Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas have announced their intention to screen The Interview on Christmas, with more theaters expected to follow suit. Are you happy The Interview is being released?