Sherman said it isn't necessarily imperative that "The Interview" be seen on Dec. 25.
"What's important is that this movie be seen by the American people, that the movie theater owners step forward, that Sony steps forward, that local and national law enforcement steps forward and that we demonstrate to the world that we'll go see this movie, even if it's sophomoric," he said.
While the government should marshal the resources to ensure moviegoers' safety, he said now that North Korea has been identified as a perpetrator, it has no plausible deniability.
"If anything happens in the United States, it is the North Korean government and that is hitting Americans on American soil. The last outfit that did that was Osama Bin Laden and he is on the bottom of the Indian Ocean," Sherman said.
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Sony has defended its decision, noting that it decided not to move forward with the movie's release because a majority of the nation's theaters declined to show it. However, it said it still wants to show the film.
"Let us be clear—the only decision that we have made with respect to release of the film was not to release it on Christmas Day in theaters, after the theater owners declined to show it," the statement said.
"After that decision, we immediately began actively surveying alternatives to enable us to release the movie on a different platform. It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so."
—The Associated Press contributed to this report