Sony initially called off the release of the film, citing threats of terror attacks against US cinemas. The American president Barack Obama criticised the decision, and by the end of December 2014, the movie then premiered in a number of US cinemas. “Freedom prevails”, wrote a cinema on its billboard.
— CNN Wire (@CNNWire) December 24, 2014
» The Guardian – 28 December 2014:
North Korea calls Obama a ‘monkey’ as it blames US for internet shutdown
Pyongyang accuses US of responsibility for recent outages amid row over cyber attack on film studio Sony Pictures
» Global Voices – 24 December 2014:
Defying Hacker Threats, Sony Releases Film The Interview on Google Play and YouTube
Citing freedom of speech concerns, Google has released the Sony Pictures film The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, for rent and streaming on Google Play and YouTube.