THEATERS WON’T SHOW COMEDY FILM AFTER HACKERS THREATEN VIOLENCE
By FITSNEWS || We love Seth Rogen. And James Franco. And comedies with political twists.
What do we not love? Cowardice … which is exactly what America’s theater chains are demonstrating by their refusal to show Sony Pictures’ “The Interview.”
The movie – which depicts an attempted assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un – is being pulled from virtually every American theater due to an anonymous internet threat vowing to attack anyone who went to see the film.
“We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time,” the hackers stated. “If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.”
Would-be movie-goers were also advised to “remember the 11th of September 2001.”
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicated there was nothing to suggest the threat was credible, but that didn’t stop AMC, Regal, Carmike, Cinemark, ArcLight, Bow Tie Cinemas and other chains from pulling the movie.
Now … if you’ve still got the money to see movies in theaters, more power to you. We don’t … but these ridiculous threats (presumably coming from the same people who hacked Sony a few weeks ago) almost make us want to go see “The Interview.”
“The Interview” – which Rogan and Franco have stopped promoting – was supposed to open on Christmas.
Scoreboard? North Korea 1 – America 0. Seriously, people … we just got punked by a country that photoshops its military.
UPDATE: This morning at the gym, our founding editor happened to catch an MSNBC host blaming the whole thing on Sony for producing a movie that contemplated the assassination of North Korea’s dictator. Really? It’s Seth Rogen. And James Franco. Dude. Come on!