Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of controversial film The Interview, which depicts an assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
The company said the decision was made after major US theatre chains pulled out of showing the film following threats from hackers.
“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,” a Sony Pictures statement said.
The studio added it was “deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company”.
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