It's not expected to be the best film of the year—not by a long shot
—but it has certainly become the most talked-about movie of 2014. The Interview
, which triggered an international incident that sucked in everyone from the president of the United States and the FBI to the U.S. State Department, will indeed be shown in a select number of cinemas on Christmas Day.
tarring James Franco and Seth Rogen as journalists who assassinate North Korean despot Kim Jong-un, was initially slated to open on tens of thousands of screens on Dec. 25. But after a massive cyberattack on the Sony Corporation and multiple threats led U.S. movie theater chains to pull the R-rated film, Sony relented earlier this week, saying several hundred theaters would instead show the movie.
Here in Idaho, The Interview
is slated to screen at the Village Cinema in Meridian, Magic Valley Cinema 13 in Twin Falls and the Bonner Mall Cinemas in Ponderay.
website was the first to report that select theaters would show The Interview
, and published a list of cinemas
that are planning to screen the film.
CNN reported this morning
that YouTube has tentatively agreed to distribute The Interview
on its website on Christmas Day, but the deal was not exclusive, meaning the film is expected to surface on several video-on-demand platforms over the holiday period.