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The New York premiere of The Interview, a comedy about the assassination of North Korea's president, has been cancelled amid threats from hackers.
A spokesman for the cinema chain due to host the screening said it had been shelved.
Hackers targeting Sony Pictures had threatened to attack US cinemas showing the studio's film.
They belong to the same group which has released emails and data stolen from Sony.
Calling themselves Guardians of Peace, the hackers mentioned the 9/11 attacks in a recent warning, claiming "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," the hacker group wrote in a message on Tuesday.
New York Premiere of Sony Film, The Interview, cancelled
originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
give them them middle finger salute and run the film.
originally posted by: jtma508
Just a few minutes ago I posted my feelings on this in the existing Sony hack thread:
So now with the threats of violence apparently movie theaters are cancelling the opening of the movie and Sony is considering pulling the movie altogether. I think what they SHOULD do is release a statement saying that, 'Due to the threats of violence on movie theaters and movie goers from the GOP hacker group, Sony will not be releasing the movie to the theaters... instead, we will be releasing the movie for free, online to anyone who wants it and distributing DVD copies.'