Netflix wants a piece of The Interview's huge success

2015-01-08 16:00

Pasadena - Netflix wants to make Sony's The Interview available to its 53 million worldwide subscribers, the streaming service's chief content officer said on Wednesday.

Ted Sarandos of Netflix would not comment on efforts to make that possible, however. The movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco is available on some other video services and in some independent theaters, after its wide release was cancelled due to the Sony hacking scandal.

Fans who have already watched the film have nothing but praise for it, tweeps are all over social media with their rave reviews.

Check out what they said:

"People want to see the movie and we want to be able to deliver the movie," Sarandos told reporters at a television conference.

Sony declined to comment on the possibility of a Netflix airing, a spokesperson said.

Rogen and Franco play journalists involved in a CIA plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Before the movie could be released, the Sony studio's computer system was hacked by unknown assailants linked to North Korea, leading the studio to ditch plans to release the movie widely on Christmas day.

Check out the trailer:

Even without Netflix, Sony Pictures Entertainment said this week that The Interview has been rented or purchased online more than 4.3 million times, totaling over $31m in consumer sales. Sony says that has made it the company's top online film ever; it has made $5m in theater box offices.

The Interview has been available through Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and various video-on-demand services. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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