MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Sony Entertainment, after receiving a terror threat against theaters, has canceled the upcoming Christmas Day movie release of “The Interview.”
Many movie-goers in South Florida were shocked to hear that Sony is backing down from the movie, a comedy that depicts Kim Jong-un being assassinated, in response to terror threats.
“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.
North Korea’s leader is not happy about Sony Pictures decision to make the film, which stars James Franco and Seth Rogan.
The hackers who broke into Sony’s systems and released top secret scripts and unflattering emails about Hollywood a-listers demanded that Sony cancel the upcoming release of the film. “Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made. The world will be full of fear. Remember the 11th of September 2001.”
United States officials are investigating the threat.
Whether it’s a cyber response or a physical attack the hackers are threatening is not clear.
Sony decided it wasn’t going to take any chances, announcing it will cancel the movie’s Christmas Day release.
Most in South Florida didn’t seem to agree with Sony’s decision.
“I think it should be allowed to run—it’s a free country.”
Allan Montero said he feels Sony’s decision to cancel the movie on opening day is a way to protect themselves but it could also be perceived as the company giving in to terror threats.
Montero questions, if Sony is giving in to this terror threat, when will it end.
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