Some people have offered some means to screen ?The Interview? after Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to cancel its Christmas Day theatrical release in the wake of a threat made by a group called Guardians of Peace. Among those who expressed their interest in showing the James Franco and Seth Rogen-starring comedy are Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and ?Game of Thrones? author George R.R. Martin.
?Screening ?The Interview? will demonstrate the U.S. Congress?s support of the freedom of speech. This is about our right to live without fear, and knowing that our values will not be compromised by the idle threats of a despotic regime. Good or bad, Americans should not be deprived of the opportunity to see this movie,? read the letter sent to Sony CEO Michael Lynton on Monday, December 22 by Sherman.
?It is now the responsibility of the U.S. government to allocate the necessary resources to ensure moviegoers? safety. We must help Sony Pictures, movie theater owners, and moviegoers regain the confidence to go see ?The Interview?,? it added.
Martin also showed his support. In a recent LiveJournal entry, he said, ?Come to Santa Fe, Seth, we?ll show your film for you.?
?The Interview?, which tells the story of two TV journalists who are sent to assassinate Kim Jong-un, is believed to be the factor driving the massive cyber attack at Sony Pictures in late November. Following the attack, a handful of unreleased movies, tons of emails from executives? inbox and sensitive info about current and former employees leaked online.
On Monday, Sony?s attorney David Boies sent a letter to Twitter?s general counsel Vijaya Gadde, telling the social networking site that they would sue if users keep posting the leaked emails. As reported by Motherboard, the letter says if ?stolen information continues to be disseminated by Twitter in any manner,? the company will ?hold Twitter responsible for any damage or loss arising from such use or dissemination by Twitter.?
It also mentioned musician Val Broeksmit who has been posting emails from the hack on his account. Twitter then told Broeksmit they ?cannot provide legal advice? and that he ?may wish to contact your own attorney about this matter.?