Top Theater Chains Cancel Showings of ‘The Interview’ After Hacker Threats

The mysterious saga of the Sony hacks took a foreboding turn earlier this week when anonymous hackers threatened a 9/11-type attack on theaters screening The Interview—Seth Rogen and James Franco’s comedy about reporters visiting North Korea. It seems theaters are taking the threats seriously, with America’s five biggest theater chains (Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and Cineplex Entertainment ) all dropping the movie. Several smaller chains have also dropped the film, which was set to release Christmas day and had a budget of $44 million. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony still plans to release the film on time, but it remains to be seen whether any theaters will play it …

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