It seems that the Guardians of Peace hackers have won the war on Sony Pictures, as the company announced today that “The Interview” won’t be hitting theaters on Christmas. Per a statement from the studio, it is in everyone’s best interests to pull the film, especially considering that so many theaters have already voiced concern.
A Sony spokesperson explained, “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.”
Earlier in the day, the Guardians of Peace organization warned moviegoers to avoid the screening and also advised nearby residents to vacate their homes. Furthermore, Franco and Rogen have pulled out of appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Watch What Happens Live,” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
Kicking off the weekend a little bit early, James Franco and Seth Rogen showed up at the The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA last night (December 11).
The “Pineapple Express” costars were in the house to drum up interest in their controversial new movie “The Interview,” and they received a warm welcome from fans and shutterbugs. Meanwhile, security was beefed up at the event given the North Korean threats against Rogen, Franco, Sony and pretty much anyone else who doesn’t agree with the communist country.