If for some reason you were just dying to see the new James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy, The Interview, well, you might be waiting a while. After the hackers claiming responsibility for the massive Sony Pictures attack threatened a 9/11 style attack on theaters, whatever that really means, the Carmike theater chain announced last night that it was canceling all showings. The movie is set to open on Christmas Day. As one Sony executive commented to the Times yesterday, “Why are we all paying the price for a movie that isn’t even very good?” Ouch.
And then late last night another hit came, when Landmark announced it was canceling the New York premier, which was set for tomorrow. Rogen and Franco have both stopped giving interviews in the run up to the opening, and there are rumors that Sony may pull the plug for good. Tough times indeed for the mediocre comedy duo. Perhaps it’s time for a Pineapple Express sequel.