Just last week, after being hacked and threatened with terrorist attacks, Sony has decided to more or less give North Korea the finger and release The Interview in select theaters across the country on Christmas Day.
I’m sure Kim Jong Un will be FURIOUS. Well, if knew about it, he’d be pretty upset. I doubt he knows much since the nation was cyber attacked and their Internet has been shut down.
CNBC reports that Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, a theater chain based in Texas, confirmed with NBC that Sony is indeed allowing theaters to show the movie. While the full list of theaters who will show The Interview has not yet been revealed, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas announced on their Facebook page that they would indeed premiere the film on Christmas Day.
Neither Sony nor the FBI would offer statements to CNBC to confirm.
If this is true–and it looks likely that it is–this is awesome news.
Americans do not negotiate with terrorists, whether it’s our government or our businesses.
Showing this movie–despite the ridiculous threats–proves America believes in free speech and will stand up for freedom of expression and liberty.
In other words, if you’re looking for someone to bully, the Red, White, and Blue isn’t your best choice. We don’t take kindly to folks telling us what to do.
The real question is how many temper tantrums Kim Jong Un is going to have when he finds out the film has been released. I bet it’ll be a historic number.