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Sony cyber attack: Independent US theatres to screen film, despite threats

At least two independent US theatres said they would screen the controversial film “The Interview”, the release of which was cancelled by Sony Pictures amid a cyber attack and threats to movie-goers. The comedy film, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, revolves around a fictitious US plot to assassinate the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which has left North Korea ...

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Sony Pictures Relents, Ponders Release of ‘The Interview’ as Obama Intervenes But…

Unexpected support from the highest quarters of the US White House and some reconciliatory gestures from North Korea to join the probe into hacking of Sony has emboldened the entertainment giant to reconsider releasing “The Interview”, a satirical film on North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un. It said in a statement, “It is still our hope that anyone who wants to ...

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Battered by Hackers, Sony Sucuumbs to Blackmail, Scraps ‘The Interview’ Release for Now

Blackmailed by hackers, Sony Pictures Entertainment has officially pulled the plug on the Christmas release of its much-awaited film “The Interview”, upsetting Charles Chun, who plays General Jong in the movie. “I cannot speak for everyone, but my sense is that we made a great film, we had so much fun doing it, audiences loved it at the preview and ...

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