The Interview is a film of 2014 directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, star alongside James Franco. The host of a talk show, Dave Skylark, and his producer, Aaron Rapoport, get an interview with Kim Jong-un, the dictator of North Korea. But everything is complicated when the CIA asks them to assassinate him.
The film was to be released in US theaters on December 25th 2014 . Because of the controversial plot of the film on the political leader Kim Jong-un , in June 2014, North Korea has threatened retaliation no mercy to the United States if they had not prevented the distribution of the film, labeling it as an act of war and a wanton act of terror, and defining Rogen himself a gangster film, but the distribution of the film was canceled.
On November 24, the Sony Pictures Entertainment has been the victim of a serious cyber attack by a group of hackers calling itself GOP (Guardians Of Peace), which would have taken away and partially published material concerning private thousands of employees of the distribution company, star of Hollywood such as George Clooney , Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Gosling , and movies always belong Sony still unreleased in the United States.
These would use such material as blackmail right to request the cancellation of the output of The Interview , fueling suspicions American in intelligence on North Korea as the instigator of the attack, whose authorities would, however, denied any involvement. The film was premiered in Los Angeles on 11 December 2014.
Following terrorist threats "in style September 11 "aimed at cinema that had screened the film, perpetrated by the GOP December 16 still considered difficult realization by higher authorities intelligence Rogen and Franco would have canceled all their public appearances scheduled for the promotion of the film, and subsequently many of the major multiplex chains US would refuse to project The Interview. On 17 December, the film's release is permanently deleted from Sony, specifying that are temporarily provided other releases film, television or home video of the film.
The Mess of The Interview you are spending rivers of bits. Especially on how Sony should have or could handle the bomb that has instead exploded in hand with resounding loss of investment, credibility and raising even more of a problem in terms of freedom of expression internationally. Also we have said our .
Meanwhile, someone who knows how to move and catch the public's tastes - but certainly in a situation like that it took very little, it must be said - is the bearded George RR Martin , deus ex machina of the A Song of Ice and Fire . Better known to the general public in format TV series such as Game of Thrones .
Well, the sly and now mythological author, spokesperson of a fantasy as it humanized - builds character " complex but without the rancorous greed of wanting to overcome the human being who carry around , " he told us some time ago - is taken the field. It has made available Seth Rogen and James Franco his home movies . You can bet that the call will not go unheard, especially if the other side is a champion of social marketing: Franco , in fact. Although the gloss is mainly addressed to fellow Canadian.
" It's really surreal - wrote on his blog not Martin - in a devastating manifestation of cowardice Regal, AMC and every other major US cinema chain has deleted by programming the new comedy of Seth Rogen and James Franco, The Interview, because - yes , seriously, is not a sketch of South Park (though I expect it will be soon) - North Korean threat . "
Then, after having built the trailer, takes hard: I mean, really? REALLY ?? These super corporations, many of which could buy North Korea with little cash, do not want to show the film because Kim Jong-un turn up their noses?. And down again on the real point, but basically it is also the great mystery behind the story: that of cowardice . An explanation that seems really weak compared to the noise we hear for days.
The level of cowardice of these corporations is amazing - Martin writes, troubling a reference extraordinary it was a good thing that these guys were not around when Charlie Chaplin created The Great Dictator. If scares them Kim Jong-un with Adolf Hitler would directly in the pants.
The point is this the reflection of the author of the saga more followed in recent years is flawless. But since it was sheer fear and how, instead, of a decision taken on the basis of serious and worrying, much to bring up even Barack Obama ? In depth must rotate something more serious. For strength and not for conspiracy. Otherwise, really, Martin is right across the board.
A closer look, however, a way out there would be. The idea that a parallel distribution and independent , that Sony could have at least taken into account, it would in fact appeared as the ideal exit strategy for the birthplace of democracy and the First Amendment: " There are thousands of small independent theaters in the country , like mine, that would have been honored to project The Interview, regardless of the hysteria Korean - says the 66 year old writer - instead of going to these places the film, Sony has completely made out of his Christmas plans . " In short: from epic fail the matter would become a small cult film made. And perhaps in a setback for the timid distribution stars and stripes.
I have not seen The Interview Martin adds do not know if it's a bad film or beautiful. It must be fun. Must be stupid, offensive and funny. But is not the point. What is the new Citizen Kane or the new Plan 9 From Outer Space, upsets me that a film by a major Hollywood can be killed before the threat of a foreign power or a group of anonymous hackers.
Finally, the personal saving revival: For what it's worth, the Jean Cocteau Cinema will be honored to project The Interview (if Sony distribute it in some way instead of passing stream or directly into the kill dvd) if we make it available. Come to Santa Fe, Seth, will project the film for you. Meanwhile, the Twitter profiles of James Franco and Seth Rogen, not a chirp on the whole story.
They won hackers: Sony has decided to withdraw from the market the film The Interview. Deleted not only the release date of Christmas, but every project out on TV or on-demand with home video, the film that mocks the dictatorial regime of North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-Un.
The news came on the evening of Wednesday, after that hackers had threatened a terrorist attack style September 11 and that many exhibitors had made it known that he had canceled the movie programming in their rooms. Deleted from the site of Sony any hint to the film that sees James Franco and Seth Roger in the roles of a television host and producer of her trying to develop a plan to eliminate the North Korean dictator. "Sony Pictures has no further plans to release the film," said a spokesman for the Japanese.
Falls on deaf ears so the appeal of Barack Obama. The cyber attack is very serious, we are investigating he said the US president a few hours before the announcement. We will be vigilant and we will see if something the public. But my recommendation is to go to the movies. However, many exhibitors had already made it known that he had canceled the movie programming in their rooms.
Meanwhile cyber attack against Sony is assuming the proportions of the diplomatic crisis since intelligence sources have indicated that there would be just the dictatorial regime of North Korea behind the crime. The United States is investigating those responsible. An update will be provided in due course, said the spokesman of the National Security Council of the White House that, without ever naming North Korea, said that The US government is working tirelessly to bring to justice those responsible for this attack and that a number of options have been taken into consideration.
During the day on Wednesday, several newspapers including CNN and Times had come to know from an anonymous source that important links were found between the dictatorial regime of Kim Jong-Un and the cyber attack. Official sources FBI, which is investigating the case, have not confirmed: "There are no official statements at the time because the investigation is still ongoing. It is expected, however, the branch of an official statement within 24 hours. According to the New York Times, investigators are trying to figure out if the hacker attack has occurred or not with the help of one or more extensions to the Sony.
Far from being over, the saga of Sonyleaks are added every day a new chapter at the time and, contrary to what happens in the best tradition of the Hollywood film, the good guys are not winning at all.
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