• Sony Approached Apple Hoping to Stream 'The Interview' on iTunes



    For those that didnít know, Sony was recently hacked and a lot of information was taken and revealed. The biggest issue that seemed to have come from the hacking was a statement made to Sony about releasing James Francoís and Seth Rogenís ĎThe Interview.í Due to the threat received, major movie theaters decided to not play the movie. Instead, the film was made viewable via streaming on sites like YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Video, and more. However it was recently revealed that Sony Pictures had contacted Apple hoping to make some sort of deal on releasing it on iTunes, according to The New York Times. But the Cupertino-based company "was not interested, at least on a speedy time table."

    It was noted in the New York Times that the White House was asked by Sony to help seal the deal with Apple. The Cupertino-based company has not made any statement in regards to this yet. The reason the film was not shown in major theaters to begin with was because itís about Seth Rogen and James Franco going to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong-Un. Sony received a threat about attacking theaters if shown and therefore decided to cancel it. The Hackers were said to be from North Korea but the U.S. government said no credible terrorist threat was found.

    Have you watched the movie yet? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments below.

    Source: The New York Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sony Approached Apple Hoping to Stream 'The Interview' on iTunes started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. orgy9111's Avatar
      orgy9111 -
      The movie was overly hyped, it was ok funny. James Franco was really good!
    1. PaKi619's Avatar
      PaKi619 -
      so that apple can get hacked too, lol.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      The movie was better than I had expected. I recommend it!
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