Planuita a avea loc pe 25 decembrie 2014, lansarea filmului “The Interview” (Interviul), a fost anulata.
Decizia Sony Pictures se datoreaza atacului cibernetic de o amploare fara precedent, in urma caruia hackerii (in spatele carora FBI banuieste ca s-ar afla Coreea de Nord) au intrat in posesia unui enorm bagaj de informatii confidentiale ale companiei (o parte deja facute publice).
Ultimele amenintari venite din partea hackerilor au anuntat un nou 9/11 la lansarea controversatului film, in care este vorba si despre posibila asasinare a unuia dintre liderii nord-coreeni.
Comunicatul oficial Sony:
“In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.
Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like. We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”
Agentii FBI au declarat ca sunt aproape de a gasi sursa atacului, si ca sunt indicii foarte serioase in ceea ce priveste implicarea Coreei de Nord.