I’m hurt, I’m upset, I’m just genuinely distressed that Sony Pictures have cancelled ‘The Interview’ due to realease in the US on the 25th of December and in the UK on the 6th of February. Seth Rogen and James Franco are life! I hope this is all just a cruel joke.
To be honest I don’t understand why anyone was taking North Koreas threats seriously, they only have electricity for two hours a day and they don’t have television or Internet, obviously a power house of a country, we should all bow to Kim Jong-un.
Seriously though, we shouldn’t give in to them, just because Kim Jong-un threw his toys out of his pram doesn’t mean we should cater to him. It’s like giving into a spoiled child everytime they have a tantrum over not being allowed candy before dinner. Okay I understand Sony got hacked and private information got leaked but is that really cause to lose millions of dollars and cancel the film? If every slightly offensive thing got removed, the world would be a very boring, empty place.
Sony Pictures have released this statement:
“In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.
Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like. We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome”
I don’t understand why North Korea are so pissed over ‘The Interview’ But they didn’t get pissed about ‘Team America: World Police’ When it came out 10 years ago in 2004. The North Korean authorities said releasing the film would be seen as “an act if war.” Okay then…
It’s disappointing, but hopefully the film will be released later. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.