Sony lawyer David Boies has confirmed that the company still intends to release ‘The Interview’ and is currently considering how to do it.
Plans to show the controversial film – which concerns a meeting with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and stars Seth Rogen and James Franco – in cinemas were scrapped last week following terrorism threats.
However, Sony lawyer David Boies has confirmed that the studio hopes to release the movie.
He told NBC: “Sony only delayed [the release of the film]. Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed.
“How it’s going to be distributed, I don’t think anybody knows quite yet. But it’s going to be distributed.”
One possibility is Sony releasing the film via YouTube, with the company’s chief executive Michael Lynton recently admitting it is one of a number of options Sony is currently considering.
He shared: “We would still like the public to see this movie, absolutely. There are a number of options open to us. And we have considered those, and are considering them.”
Asked specifically about the chances of the film being released via YouTube, the chief executive replied: “That’s certainly an option and certainly one thing we will consider.”
However, Michael has confirmed that no major on-demand companies have come forward to show the film.
He explained: “There has not been one major video on-demand distributor, one major e-commerce site that has stepped forward and said it is willing to distribute this movie for us.
“We don’t have that direct interface with the American public and need an intermediary to do to that.”