Magazine article Screen International

Sony Seeks the Interview Online Partner

Magazine article Screen International

Sony Seeks the Interview Online Partner

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As North Korea stepped up its rhetoric and claimed the US government was behind The Interview, a Sony attorney said on Sunday (December 21) that the studio will distribute the film in some format.

David Boies made the statement on TV interview show Meet The Press. The attorney recently sent a letter to the media urging them not to publish stolen information obtained from leaks resulting from the cyber attacks that the FBI has attributed to North Korea.

"How it's going to be distributed I don't think anybody knows quite yet, but it's going to be distributed," Boies said.

While internet giants Netflix, Google, Apple and Amazon remained silent on the matter, there was speculation that Sony's own Crackle online distribution service or YouTube might be strong contenders to release the comedy.

Meanwhile North Korean state broadcaster KCNA issued a statement on Sunday claiming the US administration had created The Interview, in which Seth Rogen and James Franco play TV interviewers who become involved in a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un. …

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