The movie won't hit theaters Dec. 25 following threats of terrorism

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It’s over for The Interview.

The controversial film will not be released Dec. 25, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Wednesday.

The move comes after theater chains across the country pulled the movie from their Christmas lineups – and stars James Franco and Seth Rogen canceled all promotional appearances.

“In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned Dec. 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers,” the studio said in a statement.

“Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like. We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”

The comedy’s plot – Americans go undercover to North Korea to try to assassinate dictator Kim Jong-Un – is rumored to have spurred the massive cyberattack against Sony.

The hackers released confidential information about projects and leaked offensive emails between top executives. On Tuesday, they made terroristic threats against audiences at Interview screenings.

“The world will be full of fear,” they said. “Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)”

Reporting by MARY GREEN