But they won’t be attending. And they’ve cancelled all further media appearances.
So why wouldn’t you want to publicise a movie that could potentially earn millions in the box office?
Because you’ve been hacked and threatened. That’s why.
Last month, Sony Entertainment experienced a severe and explosive hack from a group that calls themselves #GOP. They hacked into Sony’s databases and leaked an early version f the script for the next James Bond movie, Spectre.
Five of Sony’s films, including the new and unreleased version of Annie, turned up on illegal file-sharing sites and were downloaded up to one million times. Brad Pitt’s Fury, which had already hit cinema screens, was also illegally shared.
And now The Interview has been stolen. And worse.
An anonymous email from the hackers, issued Tuesday, appeared to threaten violence against public screenings of the movie. “Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time,” the hacker group wrote. “If your house is nearby, you’d better leave. Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.”