After much speculation and conflicting reports, Sony has released a statement saying it will try to find a new platform on which to release The Interview. Presumably before that platform becomes Bittorrent.
After drawing criticism from Barack Obama for backing down in the face of terrorism, Sony hit back with claims that it was left up to theatres whether or not they wanted to release on Christmas Day with the threat of /”9/11 style” attacks hanging over their heads. The theatres decided against it.
But Sony had previously said it has no plans to release the movie whatsoever. Its new line is a bit more consistent with shifting the blame to theatres:
Let us be clear — the only decision that we have made with respect to release of the film was not to release it on Christmas Day in theaters, after the theater owners declined to show it. Without theaters, we could not release it in the theaters on Christmas Day. We had no choice.
After that decision, we immediately began actively surveying alternatives to enable us to release the movie on a different platform. It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so.