Sony looking to work out deal with YouTube; could still fall through
The controversial movie The Interview will be shown on Youtube on Christmas Day, according to CNN.
The movie, which sees the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will be shown on the world’s largest video website as Sony Entertainment Pictures and YouTube are close to striking a deal.
The release would be historic for both living rooms and cinemas, according to Yahoo.com. The movie will be one of the most widespread releases in history, what with YouTube getting in on the deal.
Rumors are that iTunes may release it as well.
The movie was cancelled in nationwide theaters because of threats from Sony hackers. A day after it was cancelled, theaters announced replacement movies that will be shown, such as Paramount’s 2004 film Team America.
Select theaters such as the Tampa Pitcher Show are also saying they’ll show the movie. The Tampa Pitcher Show has yet to announce the show times but says it will show the movie on January 6, 2015.
CNN said Sony has been looking at other distribution channels aside from YouTube, warning that the YouTube deal could still fall apart.
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