Sony Pictures, Movie Theaters Work to Release 'The Interview'

The show will go on despite lingering threats after the recent series of hacks on the company.
3:16 | 12/24/14

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And the latest on the movie that set off a cyber war with North Korea. Sony will now show the movie in select theaters on Christmas day. And a new trailer was released overnight. Bazi kanani has the story. Hello, North Korea. This is not the Christmas president Kim Jong you think wanted. But the spoof will appear tomorrow after all. It's my opportunity to fight terrorism on Christmas day. Reporter: Hundreds of theaters deciding to show the film. Many Christmas day viewings sold out in hours. Those threats by hackers to carry out a 9/11-style attack on the theaters don't seem to be keeping anyone away. I have little concern about an attack. But I don't think we're going to be stupid about it. Reporter: And James Franco writing on instagram, victory. And Seth Rogan on Twitter, freedom has revailed. Take him out. Reporter: President Obama who said this about the decision to pull the movie last week -- I think this is a mistake. Reporter: Is applauding Sony. And allows people to make their own choices about the film and we welcome that outcome. The internet and the hermit kingdom has gone dark at times. This morning the Obama administration will not say if the outages are a cyber counterstrike. Either way, the question remains, will North Korea retaliate now that the movie will be seen. We got the interview. Reporter: The FBI is encouraging the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to law enforcement. Some lawmakers are asking for special congressional screenings of the film. Sony is working to release the video on demand. So most people should be able to see it right at home. Thanks. More from our security analyst, Matthew Olson. Thanks for joining us. We saw the FBI warning. Presumably president Obama wouldn't be saying this should be run if he thought the threat was credible. There's no indication this is a credible threat. The white house and national security staff is working with the FBI and the department of homeland security to assess the throat a threat and look at suspicious activity. Any indication was this was just bluster from North Korea. And the hackers. But not a credible threat of a physical attack on any movie Goers. But what can they do in cyber space now? We have seen the north Korean internet go down a couple times. The white house not saying the U.S. Is behind it. Can North Korea retaliate in that space? They have capabilities, yes is the short answer. They could retaliate. And serve Sony needs to be prepared for additional attacks. But Sony's not alone. They are no different than many companies in being unprepared for this type of attack. This is a wakeup call for companies to try to improve their defenses against this type of destructive attack. 90% of the American companies are vulnerable in this way. Thanks very much. And turn now to tributes for

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