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Sony Might Release 'The Interview' For Free On Their Own Streaming Service

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Although, the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview has been shelved for the time being, the controversial film might finally see the light of day on Sony's own streaming service.According to a report in the New York Post, Sony is considering releasing The Interview for free on Crackle, a streaming service the company owns. The studio came under fire for supposedly giving in to the threats from the hackers, with even President Obama calling their decision a "mistake." Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton responded by saying his company had not "caved" or "given in" to the threats, but instead put the blame on theater chains that pulled out from screening the movie.

On Meet The Press this Sunday morning, a lawyer for the studio said that Sony Pictures would still want the film to see the light of day, hacker threats be damned. "Sony has been fighting to get this pciture distributed. It will be distributed. How it's going to be distributed I don't think anyone knows quite yet," David Boies said on the program.

The U.S. government says North Korea is to blame for the cyber attack on Sony, allegedly because they were not happy with the fact that their leader, Kim Jong-un, meets a violent death in the film. Clips of that particular scene have already found its way on to the Internet.

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