Audiences Tired Of Sony Story?

In a 12.22 N.Y.Times piece about a startling echo effect between the Sony hack and Michael Mann‘s “Blackhat” (Universal. 1.16.15), Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply report that “no effort” is reportedly “being made to tie ‘Blackhat’ to the Sony hacking in trailers, TV ads or other promotional materials.” This is because Universal “is slightly concerned that the Sony attack might actually hurt ‘Blackhat’ — ticket buyers could be tired of hacking stories after weeks of media attention on Sony, and a film that is too topical might strike potential viewers as less entertaining.”

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