‘Team America: World Police’ Replaces ‘The Interview’ at Dallas Theater

'Team America: World Police' Replaces 'The

Sony’s decision to cancel release of “The Interview” has prompted The Alamo Drafthouse to show 2004’s “Team America: World Police” on Dec. 27.

The Dallas-Fort Worth theater made the announcement on Twitter.

“Team America” was co-written by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Pam Brady and directed by Parker.

Using marionettes, the plot centered on an American paramilitary group stopping a terrorist plot by the late Kim Jong Il, the father of current North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

“The Interview” revolves around Seth Rogen and James Franco’s characters assassinating Kim Jong Un.

On Wednesday, U.S. officials told the New York Times and CNN that the North Korean government ordered the cyber attack that has paralyzed Sony Pictures in recent weeks.

UPDATE, 2:30 pm PST: The “Team America” screenings have been canceled because Paramount will not offer the film.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 25

Leave a Reply

25 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Zach says:

    nope, now that is cancelled too

  2. Phillip Hill says:

    Yet another reason to love Alamo Drafthouse!

  3. Dexter says:

    It seems we might never know if the major exhibitor chains and SONY are really “cowards” for not releasing “The Interview”, or are simply exercising an abundance of caution for the safety of their customers. What if some sick person decided to take the opportunity to create a disturbance at a theater showing the film and someone got hurt… would the same people calling SONY and the theaters “cowards” today then be complaining that SONY and the theaters did not protect their customers? Let’s not kid ourselves thinking these companies’ decisions have anything to do with cowardice, or the first amendment, or anything other than bottom-line business. They decided that for the good of their business, not to show/release the film. Agree with them, don’t agree with them, I don’t really care what you do, but don’t try to make this something about being a coward or not standing up for the freedom of speech, when it all boils down to a business decision – lost theatrical revenue vs. potential risk vs. public perception vs. higher VOD payments vs. whatever.

  4. David Guirao says:

    SONY now can be called Cowards on top of everything else. YOU NEVER EVER GIVE IN TO TERRORISM. THE DRAFTHOUSE THEATER GOT THAT RIGHT IN THEIR TWEET AND THEIR CURRENT MOVIE. SONY executives now deserve to be removed by the board for refusing to show the movie and honor their contracts with theaters. The chains who refused to show the movie and the actors who refused to speak all deserve our anger for making us look weak in the face of this empty threat from the North Korean pig who thinks he can scare America. We will scare you asshole, just wait.

  5. David Guirao says:

    SONY now can be called Cowards poon top of everything else. YOU NEVER EVER GIVE IN TO TERRORISM. THE DRAFTHOUSE THEATER GOT THAT RIGHT IN THEIR TWEET AND THEIR CURRENT MOVIE. SONY executives now deserve to be removed by the board for refusing to show the movie and honor their contracts with theaters. The chains who refused to show the movie and the actors who refused to speak all deserve our anger for making us look weak in the face of this empty that from the North Korean pig who thinks he can scare America. We will scare you asshole, just wait.

  6. “Tripping the Rift” and “Team America” are the only ones I’ve ever purchased in a very long life – f*** yeah!

  7. Dan McNew says:

    I think Seth Rogen and James Franco should go to Texas and attend this movie in protest of “The Interview” cancellation.

  8. Greg says:

    This is GREAT to see. ..

  9. Xmasevebaby says:

    Audie Murphy would be proud, damn proud. America…fcuk yeah, indeed.

  10. One of the Top-3 Funniest Movies of all time, right behind “The Producers” and “Dr. Strangelove”.

  11. IT 2 IT says:

    EASTWOOD, Spielberg and Hollywood were called out
    for their ‘mysterious overlook’ of some 4 decades of
    milestone anniversaries for the KOREAN WAR.

    Franchise slum Hollywood’s WWII franchise slum, meanwhile,
    keeps pumping out done to death drivel.

    RED CHINA HANDOVER was FULLY ACHIEVED.

    OPEN GLOBALIST MAFIA USURPATION is UNDENIABLY UNDERWAY.

    ——————————KOREA – – -remains —-CORE.

  12. THEPUPPETMAN says:

    FINALLY a company figured out how to handle this difficult situation. As the lead puppeteer on Team America I would say to the theater… FYEA! You’ve figured out quickly and ran with the ball… SPOTTSWOODE would be proud of your strong, solid decision. Top Gun Actor!

  13. Fre says:

    Texas… leave it to the Lone Star state to be the first to make a stand.
    Too bad Sony and the theater chains chose to sit instead.

    If you’ve not seen Team America… sit back, hold on and prepare to laugh your butt off ‘if’ you’re not too sensitive to humor. Great flick!

  14. John Shea says:

    THAT’S what we all need right now! A MONTAGE!

  15. Dim Kotcom says:

    This is the best possible reaction to this nonsense. I’ll also be downloading The Interview the moment it is up anywhere on the Internet. If Sony had half a brain or a testicle they would be rushing it to VOD or Netflix as I type this.

More Film News from Variety

Loading