The revival of The Interview, which so recently seemed to be doomed to the dustbin of movie history, continues unabated. Following the remarkable box office figures returned upon its limited release across the States, streaming service Netflix has tentatively expressed an interest in making the film available to its subscribers.

On Wednesday, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a press conference “People want to see the movie and we want to be able to deliver the movie.” However, he would not elaborate on the details of any efforts to secure the film. Sony Pictures had no comment on the possibility of such a deal either.

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Netflix has signalled a potential deal to provide The Interview to its 53 million online subscribers

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The controversial comedy, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as journalists who become ensnared in a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was cancelled by Sony Corporation a week before its December 25 release amid threats of a repeat cyberhack and possible violent incidents at participating theaters.

That decision dismayed the film industry and became the epicentre of a diplomatic incident, but encouraged by popular demand Sony changed its mind after Christmas and arranged to screen The Interview in 330 independent theaters across America. Within 72 hours of its release, it took $2.8 million, and its total now stands at over $5 million.

Combined with online availability through outlets like Google Play, Xbox and YouTube, the movie has taken an astonishing $36 million to date, meaning that the movie has already nearly made its money back.

Earlier today (January 7th), plans were announced by Sony UK to give the movie “a wide release” in British cinemas on February 6th, and more widely in Europe soon afterwards.

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