Will we ever get to watch The Interview? Should we care?

What is going on?

This week the hackers known only as the Guardians of Peace that have caused Sony Pictures so much difficulty threatened a 9/11-style terror attack if its film The Interview was shown in cinemas.

Within days the premiere of the comedy film, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, had been cancelled, the largest five cinema chains in North America said they would not screen it, and now Sony has said it has no plans to release it in any region on any format.

So basically that's $42million (£27million) in production costs wasted.

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