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Sony cancels Release of "The Interview", Obama calls it "Mistake"

Washington, Dec 20: Sony Pictures cancelled the release of "The Interview" after threats of 9/11 style attacks to be made in the US. On Saturday morning, President Barack Obama vowed the US would respond to the threats made during the cyber attack, calling the cancellation a "mistake". However, the firm is considering releasing the film on different platform.

Sony Pictures said that the film release in the US was cancelled following a cyber attack threat allegedly came from the North Korean hacking group Guardians of Peace culminated in bomb threats.

However, North Korea denied involvement and has now urged a joint inquiry with the US.

The FBI said on Friday that the Pyongyang government was responsible.

Also on Friday President Obama said he wished Sony executives had spoken to him before cancelling the release. "We will respond", Mr Obama told reporters on Friday, declining to offer specifics. "We will respond proportionately and in a space, time and manner that we choose", he said.

"The Interview", featuring James Franco and Seth Rogen as journalists plotting to kill the infamous dictator, depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.


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