On Christmas, Sony was supposed to release a very hysterical movie called 'The Interview' starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. They play agents on a mission to kill Kim Jong-Un, the dictator of North Korea. As a response, the real supreme leader of North Korea, since he has a great taste of humour ordered this movie to be removed. A few days close to the premiere, North Korean hackers have released many fragile and secret information about Sony. These include secret e-mails, salary informations, rumours and future plans.
The hackers have threatened the company with terrorist attacks. Sony has given the theaters permission to remove the movie if they wish and most of them did. This is a violation of free expression and it's sickening news to the movie industry that people can't fully share their thoughts. Sony did the right decision because as much as everyone loves movies, the health and security of people come first. However, there is something that we as cinema fans can do.
Unlike CNN, Cinema Blend, New York Post, Variety, Gawker, Buzzfeed and Mashable, Devotion to Cinema does not support the spreading of leaked information and use them to gain attraction to themselves. We are true cinema fans in the sense that we respect the privacy of the production companies. This is no different than the nude celebrity photos leak. Please, do not share these types of information if you see them and go against it. We hope Sony recovers quickly from this.
- Daghan Dalgic