UPDATE: Sources tell CNN that U.S. investigators have determined that the hackers that perpetrated the Sony hack were indeed working for North Korea.
An announcement could come as soon as Thursday, so be ready for more updates as more is revealed.
It looks like Sony will not be putting out The Interview at all.
After most major movie theater chains pulled the film from their schedules following the threats of terrorism made by hackers, Sony has decided to shelve the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy entirely.
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In a statement, the studio said:
"In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners' decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers."
This news comes at the same time as revelations that North Korea may be behind the hackings after all.
According to an ABC News investigation, despite previous claims to the contrary the FBI does in fact have evidence that North Korea is involved.
It seems some of the hacking techniques are similar to those perpetrated against South Korea last year.
According to ABC's sources:
"The primary suspects are members of an elite North Korean cyber-security unit known as Bureau 121."
This connection will mean confirmation that all these hackings are indeed in retaliation for The Interview.
We could never even have imagined that all this would have resulted from a comedy film. Just awful.
[Image via Sony Pictures.]
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