Score one major propaganda victory for North Korea and their allies/proxies.
Sony Pictures decided to cancel the Christmas Day release of the movie The Interview.
I wrote this last night and scheduled it to upload this evening. But evens unfolded faster than I expected.
I wasn't planning on seeing the movie, because I suspected it would make the CIA to be almost as bad as the North Korean government. But in light of all this, I just may go watch it--if it ever gets released.
Or maybe I'll just buy the DVD.
Yeah, that'll show'em.
Here's my original post, with links and this afternoon's update:
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Planning on seeing a movie this Holiday Season?
The Sony Hackers threaten 9/11-style attacks on the opening day of "The Interview."
I haven't paid attention to cyber attack against Sony Picture Studio, but here's a Business Insider timeline (June to 12 December 2014) for a convenient reference.
The movie isn't even playing yet to general audiences and there's already a Wikipedia entry.
Maybe it's time to re-evaluate if a cyber attack constitutes an act of war.
Update, 2 PM PST, 17 December 2014:
This afternoon, first AMC and Regal Cinemas backed out of showing the film, then Sony Pictures scrapped the Christmas Day release completely.