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Hacker’s threat forces Sony Pictures to cancel release of ‘The Interview’

Hacker’s threat forces Sony Pictures to cancel release of ‘The Interview’

TOKYO: Sony Pictures decided to cancel the release of The Interview this month after hackers threatened to attack cinemas showing the film.

Now the studio seems to have closed the social media accounts for the Seth Rogen comedy. Neither the Facebook nor Twitter pages are currently inaccessible.

The Interview starred Rogen and James Franco as two civilians recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

A spokesman for Sony said at the time that they were ‘deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie.’

In protest, Secret Cinema is hosting screenings of an unknown film today in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Rome.

They said in a press release: ‘Secret Cinema passionately believes in the freedom to create and is looking for partners to join them in hosting a simultaneous screening across the Globe with a view to strengthen the resolve filmmakers and artists against the threat of censorship, and to stand in solidarity with artists whose freedom of expression is routinely curtailed.’