Sony has decided that "The Interview" will be released after all! Well, that was fast.
On Sunday — following some harsh words from President Barack Obama on the overreaction from Sony and the movie theaters who decided not to show it — lawyer David Boies appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" to backtrack their original stance on the film's release. Going from having no plans to put the picture out into the world, Boies has now stated that "Sony only delayed this" film, and that they have "been fighting to get this picture distributed."
Our one question is: who are they fighting? Themselves? Or the movie theaters they told could make up their own minds about showing the film?
"It will be distributed," Boies assured viewers. "How it's going to be distributed, I don't think anybody knows quite yet. But it's going to be distributed." This contradicts an earlier report from The New York Post that the film would be released for free on Crackle.com.
Boies also went on to hoist some of the issue onto the government itself, saying that while Sony has so far appreciated the FBI's investigation into the hack, "the rest of the government has got to get behind it and has got to figure out a way that we can protect our national security."
He "would have liked to have seen [the government's response] a little earlier" and "without the sort of 'blame the victim' aspect of it" that he and the studio perceived his comments to be.
For now, at least, we know we have the porn parody to which we can all look forward.