The Interview is coming to Netflix on Saturday

The Interview is coming to Netflix on Saturday
If you weren't one of the (un?)lucky ones who paid to stream The Interview over a mobile device a few weeks ago, we have some news for you. The most talked about movie of the year will be available to Netflix subscribers starting on Saturday. You would have to be awakening from a coma not to know the background of this film.

The plot involves two news reporters (Seth Rogen, James Franco) who are planning an interview with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un and are asked by the CIA to assassinate the Supreme Leader. Word about the movie made its way to North Korea, and the next thing you know, Sony was hacked by a North Korean hack squad. Some of the information leaked revealed news about the Sony Xperia Z4 and product placements for the next James Bond movie. As we've pointed out before, it didn't help that the Japanese electronics and entertainment company had kept its passwords in a file marked "passwords".

Threats against theaters that were going to show the movie ensued, said theaters decided not to show the film, and Sony gave Colonel Sanders a run for his money by officially pulling the film. After things died down, Sony grew a pair and decided on a limited theatrical release to coincide with The Interview's availability on Google Play (where it ended up being the top selling movie of 2014) and iTunes. The film has grossed $40 million in digital sales thus far.

Starting this Saturday, Netflix subscribers can see what all of the shouting was all about. By the way, Seth Rogen is supposedly the top choice to portray Steve Wozniak for Universal's Steve Jobs biopic. Shooting on the movie has already started at Jobs' boyhood home. We don't expect Kim Jong-un to complain about the plot of this film.

source: BGR

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15 Comments

1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Face it, the hype is already over.

8. Aploine

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Citizenfour is out

13. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Face it, this movie is so bad that is so good lol

2. willzhigaylo

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

g2g.fm

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Frick I just watched it last Saturday.

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

great movie, will watch again, for free this time.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I won't call this a great movie...this is nothing like a great movie.

6. hallihallo.87

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

It´s pure s**t. Overhyped.

7. tettech

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I almost rented this movie, but no point in that when it's coming to Netflix.

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

LateFlix!

10. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Glad I didn't pay for it!

11. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Man, this movie was probably the best movie ive seen so far, or it may be the bongs we were punching, I dont know

12. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Overhyped piece of sh*t filmed for a quick buck.

14. TBomb

Posts: 1186; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

stream or DVd only?

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I streamed it the first night on XBL. I did it because I want more movies coming to streaming faster. The movie itself was bleh. Nowhere near as funny as This is the End.

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