Good Morning! Hope you all are having a great start to your Thursday. Some snow is falling here and dare I say It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Speaking of Christmas a highly anticipated movie that was set to release over Christmas has been cancelled. That's right Sony Pictures has decided to cancel its release of the movie due to threats from the group Guardians of Peace or GOP.
“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 theatergoers,” Sony Pictures said in a statement.
Not only did Sony Pictures cancel the movie but in November, once word of this movie was beginning to spread, they were hacked. Federal investigation shows that North Korean was behind the massive hack against Sony. Thousands of confidential documents revealing executive pay structure, corporate profits, unreleased films, personal email correspondence and employee social security numbers were part of what was compromised from Sony.
Which theater's pulled back from showing the movie? They were Regal and AMC along with many other theater chains due to the potential threats on both the theaters and theatergoers. The threat from terrorist groups said in part "Remember September 11th, 2011" for comparison to what they would do. In fact they already had theaters and showing times for said theaters to deploy their plans if Sony or the theater didn't cancel their showings.
If you haven't seen the trailer yet and don't know what this post is even referring to check out the video below of one of the trailers for The Interview.
Did you want to go see the movie? It was on our list but not sure if it was a RedBox rental or a go to the movies and see it movie. Ultimately I feel like the decision to cancel its release was a good one since we are one of those moviegoers. What do you think? Were you going to see this movie? Was this a good move by Sony? Was it a good move to even put $44 million into a movie like this in the first place? So many questions... anyways that's it for today let me know what you think. Oh and don't forget to stay nerdy ya'hear!