MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Movie goers in South Florida were shocked to hear that Sony Pictures is canceling the Christmas Day opening of the controversial movie “The Interview” because of terror threats.
The comedy’s plot is about a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader.
” I don’t think you should back down on threats if you did it and you spend all of this money .. just show it at this point,” said Caroline Zavala.
Hackers backed by North Korea perpetrated an unprecedented act of cyber warfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for “The Interview,” the film at the heart of the attack.
Federal investigators have now connected the Sony Pictures hack to the isolated communist nation, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to openly discuss an ongoing criminal case.
On Wednesday, the besieged company said it was canceling the Christmas Day release of “The Interview.” It cited the terrorist threats against movie theaters and decisions by the largest multiplex chains in North America, one after another, to pull the film from its screens.
Allan Montero feels Sony’s decision to cancel the movie opening, is a way to protect themselves but says it could be perceived as the company giving in to terror threats.
“You make fun of it in a movie but now because you have a fear of this regime, all of a sudden you have to change your opinion or backtrack the movie,” said Montero.
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