‘The Interview’ Will Reportedly Be Available On VOD Via YouTube
A day after Sony authorized screenings of “The Interview” in a limited number of theaters, it was revealed that the studio may also release the film via video-on-demand. “The Interview” will be available to rent on YouTube, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter, who reports that the deals are still in negotiations. Stelter also reports that YouTube will probably not be the only service to offer the film this way. A representative for Sony was not immediately available for comment.
Last week, it was unclear if people would ever see “The Interview.” Following terror threats made by hackers against theaters that planned to show the film, major chains like AMC Entertainment, Regal Entertainment, Cinemark, Cineplex Entertainment and Carmike Cinemas pulled “The Interview” from schedules. Sony then dropped the film from its release schedule.
Soon after, Sony was criticized by members of the Hollywood community and President Barack Obama, who called the cancellation “a mistake.” On Tuesday, Sony flipped its decision and announced that the film would make it to select theaters on Christmas Day, its previously scheduled release date. Independent movie theaters around the country amended their —> Read More Here