Sony has made headlines with its decision to halt its planned release of “The Interview” over fears that hackers, who may or may not be North Korea-linked, might launch 9/11 attacks on movie theaters.
“The Interview” isn’t being released at theaters, and Sony Pictures says they have no plans to ever release it on DVD or anything. That’s a serious unrelease of a movie, and the scandal is starting to splash over into other movies.
Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema decided they wanted to show something North Korea-related, so they announced a plan to replace “The Interview” showings with 2004’s “Team America: World Police,” which of course has been out for a whole decade.
Paramount, who is a subsidiary of Viacom, shot down that suggestion, however, and is refusing to allow theaters to show its movie either, even though it’s already out and even though there is no threat related to it.