Earlier this week, Sony announced it wouldn't release The Interview. This morning, comments from the studio's attorney seem to suggest otherwise.
Sony lawyer David Boies addressed the controversy on Sunday morning's Meet The Press. "Sony only delayed this," Boies said. "Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed. How it's going to be distributed, I don't think anybody knows quite yet. But it's going to be distributed."
An unconfirmed report from the New York Post claims the studio’s current plan is to release the film for free on Crackle, the streaming service owned by Sony.
The film starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, originally scheduled for release on December 25, was reportedly the cause of the Sony email hacks that brought a massive amount of information — both personal and professional — into the public sphere. The hack is one of the biggest breaches of Hollywood security in the modern era, and information from the emails continue to come to light.
It’s been an eventful week for the comedy: Sony pulled the film shortly after several theater chains opted not to show the film after threats from hackers-- evoking the memory of the 9/11 attacks -- threatened violence against any who attended screenings of the film about a journalist and producer sent to North Korea by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
President Barack Obama also sounded off against Sony's decision to pull the film, calling it "a mistake." On his appearance on Meet the Press, Boies responded by calling the hack a "state-sponsored criminal attack," after the FBI traced the attack to North Korea -- even though North Korea denies involvement. The lawyer added, "If the NSA had invaded people's privacy like this, people would have been outraged... North Korea does it, and couples it with physical threats, and people sort of sit back for three weeks while Sony fights this issue on its own."