Maybe it was just a big ole publicity stunt! Sony Pictures announced Tuesday (Dec. 23) that it will release the movie 'The Interview' to a limited number of theaters on Christmas Day. This comes less than a week after it canceled the release after a cyberattack on Sony, blamed on North Korea.

The film is a comedy about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. Sony pulled the release for security concerns.

Hundreds of independent theaters this week announced that they wanted to show the movie. Sony Pictures Chief Executive Michael Lynton said in a statement they are are also "continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience.”

No word yet when or if it will be shown locally.