CEO Michael Lynton added in a statement: "We have never given up on releasing The Interview and we're excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day. At the same time, we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience."
Independent theater chains will show the films although it appears as of now that only about 200 screens will be playing the comedy.
Most notably, THR says that Sony will almost definitely release the movie on VOD simultaneously, meaning consumers will able to download and watch the film from home.
"I want to thank our talent on The Interview and our employees, who have worked tirelessly through the many challenges we have all faced over the last month," Lynton added. "While we hope this is only the first step of the film's release, we are proud to make it available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech."
The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn't give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!-- Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 23, 2014
CELEBRATING!!!!!-- James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) December 23, 2014
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Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 23 Dec 2014 22:47