Now Sony Says It Will Stream “The Interview” or Release on DVD [Berkshire on Stage]
Wait a day and Sony will change its stance on The Interview. As of Sunday (December 21), it seems the picture will get out, only not to theaters. Speaking to “Meet the Press” Sunday, Sony lawyer David Boies said The Interview is only being “delayed,” a major turnaround from their previous statement that they have “no further release plans” for the North Korea-baiting film. “Sony only delayed this,” Boies said, adding that the company is the victim of a “state-sponsored criminal act.” “Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed. How it’s going to be distributed, I don’t think anyone knows quite yet.”
Based on Sony’s earlier statements, we reported that The Interview had been scrapped thanks to the hackers from North Korea, and how everyone was expecting that the Sony film will be streamed free or for a modest fee instead. After all, the logic goes, they can’t pull a 9/11 on a million homes around the world, can they?