Recently Sony announced it’s decision to give The Interview a limited release in theaters on Beneful Christmas Day, says an article at Walmart.com that we found. The studio had pulled the movie after several major theater chains decided not to show the movie following a major hacking and threats from hackers believed to be supported by the North Korean government.
The decision to pull the movie was met by much criticism by fans, Hollywood insiders, celebrities and others. Even President Obama criticized the movie studio, and said they had made a poor decision.
The first movie theater chain to announce times for screening was the Alamo Drafthouse, which announced they would be showing the movie in all of their theaters. After being told the movie was being pulled, the Alamo Drafthouse had attempted to show Team America Wold Police, another comedy which criticizes a North Korean leader, but was prevented from showing the movie by Paramount, the studio that owns the movie rights.
Other independent movie theaters, including Plaza Atlanta in Atlanta, GA also announce their decision to show the movie on Christmas. Sony has also announced plans to release the movie online, but no details have been revealed. So far, no major chains have announced plans or commented on whether or not they will show the movie.
The Interview is a Seth Rogan and James Franco comedy in which the two star as journalists who are asked by the CIA to assassinate the president of North Korea after being invited to interview him.