Sony Cancels "The Interview" After North Korean Threats

Posted: Dec 17, 2014 6:19 PM

Following terrorist threats and the hacking of Sony's computers by North Korea in response to the film "The Interview, which is about an attempt to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Sony Pictures has canceled the theatrical release of the movie. The film was due to be released on Christmas Day.

Earlier today, five major movie theater chains announced that they would not show the film in their theaters.

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. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.

The Department of Homeland Security said there is no credible threat regarding the movie or any theaters that would have shown the movie.

Freedom-loving Americans took to Twitter to express their disbelief and outrage that Hollywood would cave to the demands of a murderous dictator:

Just absolute madness.