Transcript for Now Playing: The Interview
The plot. Dickens' Sony and another surprising move. Is not only going to release the interview and select theaters tomorrow. But it's streamed in the movie online and you can watch it right now after pulling the plug on the movie last week and taking hits. From all sides Sony reversed course and is pushing the movie out on multiple fronts. I'm Michelle Franzen in new York and here to tell us all about Sony's latest ABC news and that Miller. In Los to show why there. Michelle Xbox YouTube. Sony play those are all the platforms online at you can watch the interview right now and as well as releasing it for Christmas Day in theaters authorizing that release this was indeed a big turnaround by Sony. First a major reversal from a studio threaten with cyber violence and now the crush to get a ticket to see the movie which was to show when the interview. A comedy about the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jung then sold out within hours at hundreds of the year does around the country. And now late word that Sony Pictures is making the interview available today on demand through Google play YouTube movies and Microsoft's Xbox it is my opportunity if I terrorism on Christmas Day. Sony's major reversal yesterday to ignore threats of a nine elevenths style attack by hackers and approve the film's release Christmas Day led to a stampede at the independent theaters willing to show it I am very a little concern about an attack but I also think that when economies you know stupid about it. The movie stars are celebrating two James Franco writes on instead Graham victory Seth Rogen on Twitter the people of spoken freedom has prevailed. Take him out for drinks like to dinner this was president Obama's response to Sony's pulling the interview last week I think they made a mistake. And this is the White House this morning saying the change apart allows people to make their own choices about the film and we welcome that outcome. Oh and while the FBI's encouraging the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to law enforcement. The former director the national counterterrorism center's calling the threats of violence from North Korea. Bluster here there's really no indication that this is a credible threat at this point security experts say that 90% of American companies are vulnerable to a cyber attack and that Sony was no different being on prepared. And once again the interview now available on demand if all else fails can log on to www. CD and if you dot com. And pay to see it there. In Los Angeles Emmett Miller ABC news Michelle back to you. All right M at so how was Sony able to get Google and Microsoft on board so quickly. For today's. Online demand release. Interesting twist there. This was actually in the works last Wednesday December 17 when Sony didn't think it was going to be able to release it on Christmas Day had they as they'd originally planned. They went to those platforms and and that actually said it up. But yesterday as you know they reversed course and now some 200 theaters across the country going to be showing it and they're sold out. Our rights to a small run right now but could this theatrical release to be seen and that its expansion at these larger multiplex this soon. Right now it's just the independence Michelle. We are keeping and I. On the wires keeping an eye on any information that comes out to see whether or not the larger chains actually release and I think it may depend on whether or not there any incidents. And 9/11 tight violence is the hackers threatened that happened during the released in the independent theaters Christmas Day. All right Anna Miller thanks for joining us. You can of course keep up with this story in real time by downloading the ABC news app and starring this story for exclusive updates on the go. For now I'm Michelle Franzen and New York.
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