Looks like someone is extremely happy about The Interview's release and it ain't Kim Jong-un!
It's President Barack Obama!
When the news broke that Sony decided that it WOULD release the Seth Rogen and James Franco-headed movie, everyone let out a collective cheer with the news.
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Sure it won't be released in EVERY single theater, but it will be released via video on demand.
Well, the Commander in Chief released a statement, via White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz, and the Prez is pretty ecstatic about the news.
It's officially Christmas come early for James Franco and Seth Rogen!
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With news coming out that Sony has decided to release The Interview in theaters willing to play it on Christmas, the film's two stars took to Twitter to celebrate!
We're so excited that people will get to see the film, and that Sony hasn't backed down to the point of allowing fear to win the day over artistic expression!
And so are Seth and James!
Ch-ch-check out their reactions (below)!!!
Earlier today, President Obama remarked that he thought Sony made a mistake in pulling The Interview from theaters.
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Now, Sony CEO Michael Lynton has issued his own response, and claims that the company had no other option but to pull the movie as a direct result of theaters refusing to show it:
We're still so shocked that Sony has responded to threats of terrorism by hackers by pulling The Interview from theaters.
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President Obama spoke today about the incident, and confirmed that North Korea was behind the attack against the studio.
Here were some of his words he offered on the hacking, and his thoughts he outlined on how the United States would respond:
Sony has completely canceled The Interview, refusing to release it to theaters or to VOD and home video.
So then why did they release a new teaser trailer for the Seth Rogen/James Franco vehicle on Thursday night??
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One would assume because they quickly removed the clip from their YouTube channel that it was an accident.
But the new clips chosen for the teaser seem to indicate this was engineered post controversy, not to mention what was written in the video's description:
Based on their demands relating to Seth Rogen and James Franco's controversial comedy The Interview, the Sony hackers have long been assumed to be based out of North Korea.
But now it's official.
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The FBI has now released a statement that it "has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions."
Along with the results of their technical analysis, the Bureau also pointed out just how dangerous and destructive this attack was. According to their statement: