Looks like the terrorists haven't won after all: Sony announced on Sunday that though they pulled the The Interview from release on Christmas Day due to threats from hackers thought to be from North Korea, they will be releasing The Interview on Crackle, a property they own. Crackle might be foreign to you, or you only know it as the home of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (which is pretty good). No word yet why they decided to quietly release The Interview on Crackle; perhaps a combination of mocking on Saturday Night Live AND an address from POTUS himself condemning Sony for folding to the threat, which Obama called a "mistake."
Before the NY Post reported that The Interview would make its way to Crackle, citing "unknown sources," Sony lawyer David Boies appeared on Meet the Press earlier on Sunday and did concede that Sony planned to release the film in some sort of streaming format, but he was quite vague about the whole ordeal. He did not once mention Crackle, but perhaps that news was being kept close the chest. As Boies said:
Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed. How it's going to be distributed, I don't think anybody knows quite yet. But it's going to be distributed.