Sony announces animated Spider-Man from 'Lego Movie' team

April 23, 2015 3:38 AM

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Sony Pictures announced plans for an animated "Spider-Man" feature from the "Lego Movie" writing/directing team of Christopher Miller and Phil Lord on Wednesday at CinemaCon. But the beleaguered studio failed to address the elephant in the room for the audience of theater owners at the annual conference: "The Interview."

In December, amid the hack on Sony and perceived terrorist threats, the major theater chains decided not to show "The Interview" in their theaters. In a statement, Regal Entertainment Group referenced the "wavering support" of Sony in Regal's decision not to show the film. Ultimately, Sony orchestra...

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