Well, this is interesting. Even though Sony dropped their release plans for “The Interview,” a new promo arrived this afternoon on their YouTube channel. “Only one movie has the whole world [talking]. In Rogen and Franco we trust,” reads the video description. So, what gives? Is their marketing department just pushing out the remaining material they have on the movie, even though it isn’t coming out? Or is there a new release plan in the works?
The latter scenario could possibly be brewing. In their coverage of the ongoing story regarding the Kim Jong-un assassination comedy, Buzzfeed noted that “there are ‘no discussions at this time’ about what to do with the movie, but that does not preclude the possibility that there could be discussions at a later date. When that discussion could happen likely depends on factors outside of the studio’s control, including how the Obama administration chooses to respond to North Korea’s alleged involvement in the hack. But there appears to be at least a fighting chance The Interview will eventually see some kind of release.” Well, here’s the thing, the Obama administration has responded.
“Well, the cyberattack is very serious,” the President told ABC News. “We’re investigating it. We’re taking it seriously. You know, we’ll be vigilant. If we see something that we think is serious and credible, then we’ll alert the public. But for now, my recommendation would be that people go to the movies.”
Will part of going to the movies include “The Interview” still dropping in cinemas on Christmas Day? We shall see. Watch the promo and the Obama interview below.
Update 12/19: Sony has pulled the promo from YouTube, but here it is via MovieWeb.