By RYAN GORMAN
The scene that brought an entire industry to its knees has been leaked online.
Hackers believed to be affiliated with North Korea threatened terror attacks and hacked Sony Entertainment to stop these images from being made public. Their efforts initially seemed to work, but they had know the movie would find its way online.
The scene shows "Dear Leader" aboard a helicopter as a missile flies into the side and blows it out of the sky, engulfing Kim in a ball of fire that all but vaporizes him.
The dominoes began to fall when Sony canceled all media appearances for stars Seth Rogen and James Franco.
Movie theater chains then began backing away from the film until the nation's top five chains all were opposed to screening it.
Sony then announced late Wednesday afternoon the movie's premiere would be cancelled. Thursday brought the announcement that all studio tours have also been shelved.
It is not clear what the studio plans to do with "The Interview," but it's clear that if one scene made its way online, the rest eventually will as well.
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