UPDATE: The Christmas release of "The Interview" has been canceled and Sony has no future plans to release the film. Read more here: "Interview" pulled after threat; U.S. says North Korea behind Sony hack.
Following directives from their corporate headquarters, movie theaters throughout the Baltimore area have canceled their plans to show "The Interview," the controversial Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy about a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
"The Interview" had been set to play at AMC, Regal, Carmike and Bow Tie moviehouses in the Baltimore area. Over the last two days, however, each of those national chains has decided against showing the film.
"The Interview" was scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures Entertainment on Christmas day.
Hackers, upset over the film’s content, have broken into Sony’s computers and released thousands of emails, many of which have proven embarrassing to the company. Over the past several days, the hackers have promised more retaliation if the film is released.
“The world will be full of fear,” a message from the unidentified hackers reads. “Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)”