BitTorrent, the network which was used to share the hacked documents and emails of Sony Entertainment Network, expressed willingness to bring the controversial movie to the audience through its network, saying it’s the perfect candidate for Sony to release “The Interview.”
“Releasing ‘The Interview’ via torrent is a safe way to bring the film to audiences,” BitTorrent said on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
With the serious hacking attempt, the hackers succeeded in making Sony to pull out the controversial movie “The Interview”, which has an assassination plot of a top North Korean leader.
The hacking group, who calls themselves ‘Guardians of Peace’, sent threatening emails to the Sony employees and their near and dear ones, in an attempt to create enough scary atmosphere so that the company pulls out the movie, which is accused of tarnishing the image of North Korean leader.
As none of the theater owners are interested in releasing the movie, Sony is now exploring for other options like video on-demand and online streaming on sites including YouTube, Hulu and Netflix.
Sony also owns a similar service called Crackle, but the potential distribution partners do not seem interested in putting their hands up to volunteer.
In such a situation, BitTorrent has come as a ray of hope for both the Sony and the audience who are interested enough to know what is the film all about.
BitTorrent, which runs a paid service, would allow the Sony Entertainment Network to set a price for watching the movie online. Following this, those interested in watching the movie could head to BitTorrent.com and pay to see it.
Meanwhile, Sony has still not reacted over the development.