- The Washington Times - Monday, December 22, 2014

“The Interview,” the film that Sony pulled from screening over controversy generated from a scene that depicted the assassination of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, will be distributed for viewing after all, the production company’s top lawyer, David Boies, said in an interview on “Meet the Press” on NBC.

“It’s going to be distributed,” Mr. Boies said, The Hill reported.

He also explained that the studio canceled its Christmas Day release of the comedy out of concern, only after hackers vowed a Sept. 11 type terror attack on theaters that showed the movie.

“Under those circumstances, whether it’s legal liability or not, you just have to be very careful about people’s lives,” Mr. Boies said, The Hill reported.

He also said Sony only pulled the film after top theater chains in North America pulled out of showing it.

“You can’t release a movie unless you have a distribution channel,” Mr. Boies said, The Hill reported. “[But] what Sony’s been trying to do is get this picture out.”

The New York Post, meanwhile, reported that Sony is going to release the film for free viewing on Crackle, a streaming service that the production company owns.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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