The comedy by James Franco and Seth Rogen has turned out to be one of the most talked about movies this year and not necessarily for the right reasons. With numerous threats and even cyber attacks the film has sparked tensions within North Korea who’s suspected of being behind the attacks. The film based on two journalists travelling to North Korea to take out King Jong Un obviously draws much attention but has resulted in the film being pulled from over 3000 cinemas in the USA.
Sony is now desperately trying to recoup the lost revenue whether it being releasing on VoD services such as YouTube, Xbox Video and Google Play. It also still released in select smaller cinema chains across the country. However, Variety has pulled information that Netflix is currently in talks with Netflix which could have the movie come out on Netflix in the coming days.
Starz, the company who typically holds the contracts for new Sony releases has announced that it has ceased negoations and said to Variety “As the situation with ‘The Interview’ is new territory and has been constantly evolving, Starz released the film from its output deal in order to allow Sony maximum flexibility with their distribution strategy,”
The movie has sparked massive tensions across the entertainment industry and all eyes are on Sony on how they deal with the situation. It’s also been noted that both Amazon and Hulu have not approached or been approached by Sony to distribute the movie.
While there’s no fixed date or any confirmation that the movie will even come to Netflix it’s definitely possible and will also open Netflix up to criticism and even potential attacks. We’ll be following this story closely and let you know of any updates.