Sony Lawyer Says ‘The Interview’ ‘Will Be Distributed’

The Interview

The Interview” will see the light of day, according to Sony lawyer David Boies.

Boies appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday and claimed that Sony’s controversial comedy “The Interview” “will be distributed.” How it will be distributed, however, he admitted is unclear right now.

“Sony only delayed this,” Boies told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd. “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. But it’s going to be distributed.”

On Wednesday, the same day Sony pulled the Christmas Day theatrical release of “The Interview,” the studio said it has “no further release plans” for the comedy, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as a duo attempting to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

On Friday, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton said Sony “immediately began actively surveying alternatives” to release the film on a different platform.

Boies also touched on President Obama’s comments on the aftermath of the Sony hack attack.

“I think that what we have to do is use the president’s recognition of the importance of this issue as a rallying cry, so that all Americans can unite against what is really a threat to our national security,” said Boies. “If state-sponsored criminal acts like this can be directed against Sony, it can be directed against anybody.”

Obama has been critical of Sony’s decision in the last week, saying the studio “made a mistake” in pulling the theatrical release of the film.

“We can not have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship in the United States, because if somebody is able to intimidate us out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing once they see a documentary that they don’t like or news reports that they don’t like,” Obama said. “That’s now who we are. That’s not what America is about.”

Obama also called the hack attack “cyber-vandalism” rather than an act of war.

“I’m not debating whether it ought to be called ‘criminal,’ ‘vandalism,’ ‘terrorism.’ What we know is that that was a state-sponsored attack on the privacy of an American corporation and its employees,” Boies said.

Sony pulled “The Interview’s” theatrical release after a number of large exhibitors refused to show it, due to threats in which hackers evoked the memory of 9/11 in claiming they would attack theaters that showed the film.

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  1. John Shea says:

    One of the world’s largest movie companies has forgotten how to distribute a movie?

  2. david ray says:

    They had no further plans now they got ppl upset with them so there saying they intended on releasing it? Sony is another chicken chit lying company with no backbone!

    • Ray Haggins says:

      The hackers said it was a act of war and referenced 9/11. Sony was right to not release it because they can’t make a decision like that without the united states and it’s people agreeing on it. AFTER the president said it was “ok” then Sony has the “permission” to decided to release it. If Song made that decision any sooner Sony could have started a bigger national problem that they had no right to do. It’s not like they’re lying with no backbone it’s just that they felt that they had to get permission to release a movie that could start world war 3. There is a difference Between being a chicken and protecting people from war.

      • kickasskunoichi says:

        You are seriously an idiot. 1. NK had ZERO to do with this, it was an inside job. But Sony is passing the blame because it’s better to claim hackers than admit to some dude cut and pasting in malware into their badly protected infrastructure. 2. Maybe think logically and stop being a sheep believing the bs the media is spinning.

  3. David Schaefer, Ph.D, Com. Arts/Film Studies says:

    Just a head’s up. I believe Pres. Obama’s comment, in fact, was “That’s *not* who we are” [not “That’s now who….”].

  4. I should have known that the almighty money will rule some corporation. There will be more people who will see this film because all the free press will make the film look like a winner. I wouldn’t be shock if the the film don’t get the Razzie Awards for the next award.

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