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Sony cancels parody film as NKorea suspected over hack
Los Angeles (AFP) Dec 18, 2014
Sony Pictures abruptly canceled Wednesday the release of the comedy which has angered North Korea and triggered chilling threats from hackers, reportedly suspected to be ordered by Pyongyang. The Hollywood studio announced the decision after the majority of US theater chains said they would not screen "The Interview" about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. "In light of the decision by the majority of our (theater) exhibitors not to show the film 'The Interview,' ... read more

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