Team America was set to play in cinemas in place of the Kim Jong-un assassination movie, ‘The Interview’. The movie company refuses to say why they pulled it. Of course, we think they’re ridiculous.
After Sony yanked North Korean satire ‘The Interview’ from theaters, several small houses announced plans to show ‘Team America’ – another film featuring a North Korean leader – in an attempt to spite the hermit regime.
However, Paramount Pictures has now put the kibosh on the screenings – sending out messages barring the cinemas from showing the movie.
One of the theaters, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema said; ‘Due to to circumstances beyond our control, the TEAM AMERICA 12/27 screening has been cancelled. We apologize & will provide refunds today.’
Paramount however has yet to make any comment on their decision to not allow cinemas to show the film.
While ‘The Interview’ shows currently leader Kim Jong-un being assassinated in a gory fashion, ‘Team America: World Police’ depicts a marionette version of his father, Kim Jong-il.
In 2004’s ‘Team America,’ Kim Jong-il is impaled on a spike and then revealed to be an alien.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson, Texas, on Thursday advertised the December 27 showing of ‘Team America’ as a show of support for freedom.
Read more: Daily Mail