Today, a Sony attorney, David Boies, speaking with Meet The Press revealed that Sony will still be releasing the film, and that the “cancellation” announcement was meant to be interpreted as a delay, not the cancellation of the film itself.
Sony only delayed this. Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed. How it’s going to be distributed, I don’t think anybody knows quite yet.
Those of you that were hotly anticipating The Interview will be able to see it in the future at some point. When, or how, is still up in the air.
I would have to say though, in keeping with the ManlyMovie tradition of not swimming with any current — there’s something that stinks about this whole affair. The words “publicity” and “stunt” aren’t too far off my radar. I am not saying I don’t believe it, however, especially given the raging retort from the Communists I would not be surprised if something was rotten in Denmark.
However, countering that thought is the fact that leaked emails from this hack reveal that top tier Sony execs found the movie to be “desperately unfunny”. That’s not the type of thing you’re going to let loose. That does not surprise me since it is from the people who brought us “Neighbours”, which so happened to be “desperately unfunny”. That said, doesn’t all this make you more eager to see Black Hat? Michael Mann’s upcoming cyber thriller?
Chances are, if you ask me, that if North Korea is behind the attack then they hired Chinese contractors to do this.