sony pictures - updates

Rappler's latest stories on sony pictures

ARTICLE FINDER

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel coming in April 2022

Nov 02, 2019 - 11:20 AM

The Oscar-winning animated feature is getting a part two, and our Spidey senses are tingling with excitement!

Back together again: Sony, Marvel strike deal for new 'Spider-Man' film

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:29 AM

Not only is Spider-Man staying in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but his next movie is already slated for 2021!

Marvel films to lose Spider-Man as Sony deal breaks down – reports

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Talks to 'share' the character reportedly break down between Marvel and Sony

SPIDER-MAN. Tom Holland currently plays the web-slinging superhero in the film franchise shared by Marvel Studios and Sony. Photo from Facebook.com/SpiderManMovie

Sony to acquire 95% stake in anime distributor Funimation

Aug 01, 2017 - 4:17 PM

The acquisition puts Sony firmly on the radar against other anime streaming services such as Netflix Hulu and Amazon

Video on demand to 'enrich' Filipinos' lives

Sep 02, 2015 - 9:45 AM

Streaming video services are beginning to gain popularity in the country led by pioneers like HOOQ with its tailored services for Filipino consumers

DEMONSTRATING. HOOQ can be accessed through a PC and mobile devices. Users can register up to 5 devices to one account. Photo by Adrian Portugal / Rappler

Sony Pictures names new head of movie group

Feb 25, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Tom Rothman replaces Amy Pascal as head of the movie group a major move after a massive cyberattack devastated the entertainment giant

Sony chief thanks supporters after 'vicious' cyber attack

Jan 06, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Sony chief Kazuo Hirai thanks supporters who stood by the company in the face of the devastating cyber assault

Pedestrians walk past an exterior wall to Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 2014. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

N. Korea slams 'hostile' US sanctions over Sony hack

Jan 04, 2015 - 2:48 PM

North Korea says the US sanctions prove it is still not away from hostility toward Pyongyang

‘GUILTY CONSCIENCE.’ North Korea says the US’ rejection of a proposal to jointly investigation the attack on Sony shows its ‘guilty conscience.’ File photo of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un from Republic of Korea/AFP/Files/KCNA via KNS

2014 in Moods

Jan 04, 2015 - 11:47 AM

4 moods dominated 2014 as seen from your votes on the mood meter

Pope message, Sony hackers, Syria video | The wRap

Jan 02, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Pope Francis on New Year: a world with no more slaves Sony’s hackers threaten an American news group A video of two Italian women missing in Syria surfaces

Sony expands distribution for 'The Interview'

Jan 01, 2015 - 11:52 AM

A total of 580 independent theaters will show the movie starting Friday January 2

Doubts remain on North Korea role in Sony attack

Dec 30, 2014 - 6:31 PM

I m skeptical about the claim and I would be even more skeptical that the North Koreans did it on their own without help from a third party or government says John Dickson a former air force intelligence officer who is now a partner in the cybersecurity firm Denim Group

North Korea blasts Obama as 'monkey' in threat over movie

Dec 27, 2014 - 1:25 PM

The country s National Defense Commission also accuses the US behind the internet shutdown

A woman takes a picture of a poster for the film 'The Interview' outside of Regal Theater in New York, New York, USA, 18 December 2014. Sony Pictures, which was distributing the film, announced that it is not planning to release the film on Christmas Day, as was originally planned, due to terror threats against theaters. The film's narrative centers on an assassination of Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, and that country has been tied to recent hacks of Sony Pictures internal servers. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

'The Interview' takes in $1 million in limited release

Dec 27, 2014 - 11:56 AM

The Interview opened in about 300 cinemas mostly small independent theaters December 25

Pope Christmas message, PH communists, Jordan pilot | The wRap

Dec 26, 2014 - 6:51 PM

Pope Francis says: “so many tears this Christmas Communists resume talks with the Philippine government Jordan vows to save its pilot held captive by ISIS

Russia says N.Korea comedy 'scandalous', slams US

Dec 26, 2014 - 6:50 PM

The very idea of the film is so aggressive and scandalous that the reaction of the North Korean side is completely understandable

NOW SHOWING. People wait in line on Christmas day to watch the first screening of the controversial movie 'The Interview' at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, December 25, 2014. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Raunchy North Korea comedy hits US theaters

Dec 26, 2014 - 9:13 AM

Raunchy comedy The Interview – featuring a fictional plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that has enraged Pyongyang – opens in crowded US movie theaters looking to make a statement on free speech

NOW SHOWING. A man looks at movie posters, including one for "The Interview," outside the Megaplex Theatres – Stadium 6 as the Sony Pictures' film opens on Christmas Day on December 25, 2014 in Mesquite, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images/AFP

Renewable energy, Pope message, China Christmas ban | The wRap

Dec 25, 2014 - 7:02 PM

A petition to the Supreme Court: stop charging for renewable energy Pope Francis asks Christians to practice “tenderness A Chinese city bans Christmas

Pemberton trial, Lacson resignation, Sony film release | The wRap

Dec 24, 2014 - 6:18 PM

Philippine court suspends US Marine trial Lacson steps down February 2015 Sony will release controversial film “The Interview” on Christmas Day

Q&A: Who pulled the plug on North Korea's Internet?

Dec 24, 2014 - 8:34 AM

Experts say there are several plausible scenarios for why North Korea suddenly went dark this week stressing it s impossible to know exactly what happened

Sony to release 'Interview' after hack attack

Dec 24, 2014 - 7:45 AM

Sony s U turn is the latest twist to a crisis which has engulfed the studio and The Interview a screwball romp about a fictional plot by two US journalists embarking on a mission to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

WATCHING SOON. A man shows off his ticket for "The Interview" purchased at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema December 23, 2014, in Ashburn, Virginia where "The Interview" is scheduled to be shown December 25, 2014. Paul J. Richards/AFP

Vatican 'ills,' North Korea cyberattack, PH 2015 budget | The wRap

Dec 23, 2014 - 8:09 PM

Pope Francis says the Church suffers from a lust for power A cyberattack brings down North Korea’s internet President Aquino signs the 2015 budget

North Korea's Internet collapses after Sony hack

Dec 23, 2014 - 8:33 AM

UPDATED It is not clear who or what is behind the shut down of Pyongyang s web connections

China condemns 'cyber terrorism' as Obama pledges North Korea review

Dec 22, 2014 - 7:40 PM

The statement comes after talks between Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his US counterpart John Kerry

Madonna speaks of 'crazy times' after songs leaked

Dec 22, 2014 - 12:13 PM

The Internet is as constructive and helpful in bringing people together as it is in doing dangerous things and hurting people It s a double edged sword says the pop icon

Obama: Sony hack was not 'an act of war'

Dec 21, 2014 - 11:04 PM

UPDATE Obama says that while his administration is planning a proportionate response the hack of Sony was an act of cyber vandalism rather than war

US President Barack Obama speaks during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union With Candy Crowley," aired December 21, 2014. Frame grab courtesy CNN

N. Korea threatens to hit back at White House in hacking row

Dec 21, 2014 - 10:20 PM

North Korea s top military body again denies involvement in the hacking of Sony Pictures which prompted executives to halt the release of a film seen by Pyongyang as mocking the North s leader

LEADER. Kim Jong-Un wins the North Korean elections. Photo released on October 25, 2013 by EPA/KCNA

N. Korea hack was 'vandalism' not act of war: Obama

Dec 21, 2014 - 9:04 PM

I think it was an act of cyber vandalism that was very costly very expensive We take it very seriously says US President Barack Obama

CYBER VANDALISM. US President Barack Obama says US will respond to the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it has enough information to conclude North Korea is behind the attack. File photo by Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP

iPhone 6 review (TechRap)

Dec 21, 2014 - 10:00 AM

BMW developing self parking car Sony cancels The Interview following 9 11 threat from hackers We review the iPhone 6

N. Korea proposes joint probe with US into Sony cyber attack

Dec 21, 2014 - 8:15 AM

UPDATED A senior US administration official says the US has asked China to help block further cyber attacks

A woman takes a picture of a poster for the film 'The Interview' outside of Regal Theater in New York, New York, USA, 18 December 2014. Sony Pictures, which was distributing the film, announced that it is not planning to release the film on Christmas Day, as was originally planned, due to terror threats against theaters. The film's narrative centers on an assassination of Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, and that country has been tied to recent hacks of Sony Pictures internal servers. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Sony denies having 'caved,' still plans movie release

Dec 20, 2014 - 12:32 PM

It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so

CANCELED. After lead actors Seth Rogen and James Franco canceled multiple press appearances for 'The Interview,' the studio has also canceled the movie's Christmas release. Photo from Facebook

China state media slams N. Korea parody film as 'arrogant'

Dec 20, 2014 - 11:54 AM

China has for decades been North Korea s closest ally and biggest trading partner though ties have been strained in recent years by Pyongyang s continuation of nuclear tests

Screengrab from Facebook/The Interview

North Korea to snub UN Security Council meeting

Dec 20, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Ten of the 15 council members has pushed for North Korea to be put on the agenda but Russia and China have argued that rights concerns should be put before the UN Human Rights Council and not the Security Council

UN Security Council Meeting. File photo from the United Nations

Obama warns N. Korea over Sony hack: 'We will respond'

Dec 20, 2014 - 7:41 AM

UPDATED We cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship here in the United States

CENSORSHIP? US President Barack Obama says US will respond to the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it has enough information to conclude North Korea is behind the attack. File photo by Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP

Hackers may have exploited Sony's weakest link: humans

Dec 19, 2014 - 8:44 PM

The weakest link in any security system is always the human being says Usher online s Guy Levy Yurista

Movie world fears for freedom of speech as North Korea parody pulled

Dec 19, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Sony s decision to pull The Interview is unsettling in so many ways Good thing they don t publish the Satanic Verses Stephen King wrote on Twitter

Screengrab from Facebook/The Interview

Erap on Mar, UP faculty on media practices, Sony pull-out | The wRap

Dec 18, 2014 - 7:15 PM

Will former president Estrada endorse Mar Roxas for 2016? University of the Philippines faculty call for the end of contractualization in media Sony cancels the release of its film “The Interview”

Sony cancels 'The Interview' release after threats, Hollywood reacts

Dec 18, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Sony announces the decision after the majority of US theater chains say they will not screen the film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un

Hackers invoke 9/11 in chilling new Sony threat

Dec 17, 2014 - 10:05 AM

The threat – downplayed by US authorities – comes as lawyers file a class action suit against the embattled studio over employee data protection

Pedestrians walk past an exterior wall to Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 2014. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Sony vows to survive after hackers promise 'gift'

Dec 16, 2014 - 11:21 PM

This will not take us down says Sony Pictures chief Michael Lynton on the cyber attack against the company

Threats, ethics fail to deter US media on Sony emails

Dec 16, 2014 - 8:20 AM

Sony s lawyer says media outlets that continue to publish news about the hacked Sony emails may face a lawsuit

Pedestrians walk past an exterior wall to Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 2014. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

New 'James Bond' script stolen in Sony hack

Dec 15, 2014 - 2:26 AM

The news comes less than two weeks after details of the new Bond movie Spectre were released

Sony says sorry to Obama, amid leaked emails storm

Dec 12, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Sony Pictures Entertainment is battling to contain the fallout from a massive hacking attack which some have blamed on North Korea angry at a forthcoming movie which lampoons the reclusive state s leader

AFTER THE HACK. A file photo dated 25 May 2004 showing cars seen entering and exiting the gates of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Studios in Culver City, California, USA. File Photo by Brendan McDermid/EPA

Hagupit weakens, death toll, US 'centuries of racism' | The wRap

Dec 08, 2014 - 7:38 PM

Hagupit weakens into a tropical storm The Red Cross says Hagupit kills at least 21 people mostly in Samar New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says America needs to confront “centuries of racism ”

North Korea denies carrying out hack attack on Sony Pictures

Dec 07, 2014 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED North Korea: The hacking into the Sony Pictures might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with the North in response to its appeal

Pedestrians walk past an exterior wall to Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 2014. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

FBI warns of malware after Sony hack attack

Dec 02, 2014 - 7:56 PM

Businesses are warned of malicious software that may have been the cause of a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment

WebHits: The Amazing Spider-man 2 extended trailer

Feb 05, 2014 - 8:05 AM

Sony releases an extended an extended version of the Amazing Spider man 2 trailer

Sony unveils Avengers-style expansion of Spider-Man franchise

Dec 14, 2013 - 9:50 PM

Spinoffs and sequels await the Spider Man franchise

McCartney has 'New' song in animated film

Sep 13, 2013 - 8:21 PM

Yes it s called New title track of new album and soundtrack for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

NEW FILM WORK. The former Beatle. Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Craig, Mendes all set for next James Bond

Jul 12, 2013 - 5:41 PM

007 with a touch of prestige by distinguished lead and director

FOLLOW UP. Mendes and Craig bring gravitas once more to the Bond franchise. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures