Though the world won’t get to see it on Christmas Day, The Interview will eventually be released, according to Sony Pictures.
Sony lawyer David Boies confirmed yesterday morning that Sony will eventually release the controversial comedy. Though Boies said that the studio has “been fighting” to release The Interview, he said that he was not sure when and how they actually do it.
“It will be distributed,” Boies clarified in an interview with Meet The Press. “How it’s going to be distributed, I don’t think anybody knows quite yet. But it’s going to be distributed.”
The Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy, The Interview, became an international discussion for its story about the attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The plot, which openly mocked Jon-un, lead to North Korean hackers dismantling Sony’s internal affairs, then threatening any moviegoer who went to see the film. After the threats were made last week, Sony decided not to release the film on December 25th as it had originally intended.
Sony’s remaining options also remain slim. As a later theater release date seems unlikely, even video-on-demand distributors are refusing to distribute the movie for Sony, according to Entertainment Weekly.