Don't say President Obama never did anything for you because apparently yesterday Sony issued a statement that it was "actively surveying alternatives to enable us to release the movie (The Interview) on a different platform, It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so.”
After President Barak Obama made a statement saying he thought Sony "made a mistake" and "I wish [Sony] had spoken to me first. I would have told them do not get into a pattern where you’re intimidated by these kinds of criminal attacks" it seems that Sony are slowly changing their tune.
George Clooney also echoed the remarks of many and urged Sony to put it online. Will the internet be where The Interview finally finds an audience?
The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco and is about two chat show producers being tasked with the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
This whole saga has played out in a very strange way. A few anonymous computer geeks, over a, no doubt, completely dumb comedy, makes us question our online security, forces a massive corporation to lose 100s of million in opening revenue and embarrasses so many of the top brass in the process and the even get President of the US to address the issue. It gets even weirder, especially as now the North Korean government are saying they didn't support the hackers and are looking to help America in their investigation. What will happen next?!
Is it me or is it all beginning to feel like a planned marketing scam or promotional stunt that ran away with the studio? hahaha