Sony Assassinates 'The Interview'

In one of the strangest events in recent history, Sony has canceled the release of The Interview after a group of hackers shared the corporation's internal data with the world and threatened even more harmful attacks if the movie made it to theaters. This was met by uproar from the artistic community and caused some to wonder what the future holds for major motion pictures produced in the United States.

Andrew and Steve discuss the Sony hack, the precedent set by shelving a movie at the whim of cyberterrorists, and the sure-to-increase reliance on big-budget sequels or franchises from the larger movie studios.

Theme music for this podcast is a sample of "The Outer Banks of Love" by Bruce H. McCosar, provided through Creative Commons.