The enormous 2014 Sony hack (courtesy of North Korea) brought to light so many things not just in the film industry but in American as a whole. The fact that a major Hollywood studio cancelled a wide release film due to idle threats that even homeland security deemed "unreliable" is another conversation. What we can go over here is what we learned about Sony, and the top secret underbelly of the film industry.
Want to know how the higher ups in the film industry talk to one another? Or why the heads of Sony hate Angelina Jolie? Why are they jealous of Michael Fassbender? Who are Cash Money, Neil Deep, and Owen Williams? Just how expensive will the new James Bond film be? What keeps happening with that Steve Jobs movie? All of this and much much more was revealed through leaked emails.
We are living in a time of full transparency, for better or worse. This exposing of attacks on people and corporations who thrive and can only exist through data privacy, are shedding light on everyone's online vulnerabilities. The Internet is becoming as dangerous a place as we always feared. What's next? Right now it's affecting Sony, all of its subsidiaries, and anyone who's ever worked for the company (social security numbers, medical records, etc.). That's hundreds of thousands of people. Imagine if this happened to your company? To your bank? There have been plenty of damaging consumer security breaches in the past, and there's no sign of it stopping.So read up on the crazy drama and all of the juicy Hollywood info we learned from the Sony email leak, and hope that we figure out this Internet security business before more people are affected.
Terrorists Can Cancel Major Holiday Releases...
UPDATE: About an hour after YouTube "tentatively agreed" to offer The Interview as a rental, Sony Pictures confirmed it would be available online starting at 1PM ET. Anyone who wants to see it can rent it for $6 and pay $15 to own it. The movie will also be getting a theatrical release in select (read: badass) theaters around the country.
ORIGINAL STORY: As of December 17th, it seems that The Interview won't be getting a theatrical release, at least not a very wide one, and not on December 25th (like originally planned), due to the hackers threatening a 9-11 like terrorist attack on any theater that shows the film.
Regal Cinemas, Cinemark, Cineplex, and AMC Cinemas (4 out of the 5 major theatre chains) have all agreed NOT to release the film. They join Carmike, Arclight, Southern Theaters, B&B Cinemas, and several other smaller chains in boycotting the film.
Even with the Department of Homeland Security stating that there is no credible evidence in the hackers threats, movie theaters still feel it's better safe than sorry.Source: Variety
Channing Tatum Is the Man
Who doesn't love Channing Tatum? Well now we know his emails are just as glorious as we imagined. In a correspondence with Sony and his fellow Jump Street cast and crew he sent out an email stating:
"F YOU TED !!!! SECOND OF ALLLL TIMMMMME BEEEOTCH!!!! COME ON JUMPSTREETERS WE GOT CATE BLANCHETT WIT DIS BOX OFFICE BITCHES!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHA
Terrorists DO Threaten Just like Bond Villains
We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places The Interview
be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in
terror should be doomed to.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures
Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
(If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)
Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony
All the world will denounce the SONY."
Steve Jobs Is a Hard Movie to Make and Angelina Jolie Is a Brat
Information about Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film was released in early December in the form of some acerbic emails. Gawker posted a string of correspondences, between Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin, that purportedly details how Sony lost control of the project. The exchanges the site posted revealed almost a year's worth of incensed Hollywood hardball (including some Angelina Jolie bashing and Michael Fassbender penis appreciation). Even David Fincher got in on the fun with an Adam Driver slam.