Sony Pictures announced yesterday that they're making their controversial film, The Interview, available across the Internet today.
The movie, in case you're interested, will stream between 10 AM Pacific Time and 1 PM Eastern Time on Christmas Day, on platforms like Google Play, YouTube Movies, Xbox Video, and SeeTheInterview.com. You can rent the movie for $5.99, or buy the HD for $14.99.
Sony's official word is that it was always their plan to release the film on a national platform.
And here it is.
But only if you're American.
Seth Rogen apologizes for that.
CANADIANS! Sincere apologies but #TheInterview is not available 4 u 2 download yet BUT will be soon. We are working on it!
It looks like you'll be able to see The Interview after all.
It's the Seth Rogen/ James Franco movie that Sony decided not to release because movie theater chains wouldn't play it because of threats from the Sony hackers.
Now, some independent movie theaters will run it.
Sony released a statement. "We have never given up on releasing The Interview and we're excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day. At the same time, we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience."
They're also talking about a video-on-demand release for the movie.
Seth Rogen, who also wrote the movie, is delighted.
The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn't give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!