- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A theater in Texas is taking Sony’s scrapped plans to release “The Interview” in humorous stride by instead scheduling a showing of the puppet comedy-action film “Team America: World Police.”

The 2004 film, from “South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, follows a ragtag band of American operatives, all of whom are played by puppets. 

“We’re just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation,” said James Wallace, creative manager and programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Dallas/Fort Worth location, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A recent hacking at Sony released thousands of emails and other insider business materials, including an early script of the next James Bond film. The hackers were later connected to North Korea, reported CNN. Sony yanked plans to release “The Interview” on Christmas Day after the nation’s largest movie theater chains dropped plans to show it amid subsequent online threats against cinemas showing the film.

The plot of “The Interview” surrounds two bumbling reporters, played by Seth Rogen and James Franco, who are tasked by the CIA with assassinating real-life North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Mr. Kim’s father, Kim Jong-il, was the featured villain in “Team America.”

The Dallas Alamo Drafthouse will show “Team America” on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the theater posted a note on its website reading, “THAT is how true American heroes will be celebrating this year, but if you want to let the terrorists win … well, that’s your prerogative.”

 

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