Hirai eventually approved a variant of the scene referred to as "version 337," with the above iteration labeled "v352" in an email from special effects technician Arnon Manor. It’s not clear which version will make it to theaters, although this particular take includes diplomatic changes such as making "the goop from the head pop […] darker, specifically to make it less flesh-like and more surreal."
For Sony though the ordeal is far from over, with insiders telling The Wrap that the company is still in lock-down. Fax machines, phones, and physical letters have replaced computers and smartphones at the embattled firm, and one employee is quoted as saying: "The entire company is at war." In response, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton has promised employees that the hack "will not take us down," and the company's lawyers have begun issuing legal threats to anyone reporting the leaks.