While it's still up in the air whether or not the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview will ever see a theatrical release, we do know that it won't happen anytime soon.
Since Sony pulled the plug on the film's Christmas premiere due to vague threats from alleged Sony hackers, one regional theater is doing the next best thing to showing the new film – showing an old film that also mocks a North Korean dictator.
The Alamo Drafthouse in the Dallas/Fort Worth area has decided that, instead of showing The Interview, it'll show Trey Parker and Matt Stone's new-classic Team America: World Police. The film was released a decade ago.
"Sure, you can celebrate your independence the usual way: slow sipping a beer as you stand over a grill while people you have only mild contempt for wait inside for their free meal. OR you can join The Action Pack as we celebrate the GREATEST MOVIE MADE ABOUT AMERICAN PATRIOTISM EVER and celebrate its 10th anniversary!" says the Drafthouse.
"So celebrate your indendence this year with the Action Pack. We'll have subtitles for all the songs and all of our favorite quotes, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to scream out "AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!" at the top of your lungs. And yeah, we will have American flags, red white and blue streamers, balloons, and more for everyone. And THAT is how true American heroes will be celebrating this year, but if you want to let the terrorists win...well, that's your prerogative."
The 'terrorists winning' likely references Sony's decision to yank the movie, which came earlier this week. After a massive cyberattack resulted in tons of leaked documents from Sony, the hackers responsible made vague, 9/11-referencing threats concerning any theater that screened The Interview.
In the film involves a plot where a television host is recruited to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. US officials are now saying that they have evidence that North Korea was in fact behind the Sony hack.
According to some of the leaked documents, some execs at Sony weren't all that excited about The Interview anyway. We know that Team America: World Police is a great movie. Just watch that instead. Maybe other cinemas across the country will follow suit and show it instead.
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