When hackers threatened violence at U.S. screenings of "The Interview," the movie was yanked from theaters. Now evidence of the movie is being stripped from Hollywood itself.
Workers were tearing down a billboard for the Sony Pictures comedy near Sunset Bouelvard and Vine Street, in the heart of Hollywood, Thursday morning. Hackers seemed to object to the film's buffonish portrayal of Kim Jong-Un, the leader of North Korea.
The hackers released Sony executives' e-mails and employees' social security numbers, a security fiasco for the studio.
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Sony had backed the creative team behind "Interview," which includes Seth Rogen and James Franco, until it decided to cancel the movie's Christmas release on Wednesday, when many theaters opted out of screening "The Interview" for safety concerns due to threats of violence from the hackers.
Referring to the 9/11 terror attacks, the Guardians of the Peace hackers urged people who lived near theaters screening "The Interview" to leave, suggesting the retaliation for showing the movie would be extremely violent.
Deadline Hollywood reported Thursday that the TV campaign to promote the movie was being scrapped as well.