♫ America! Fuck no! / Hiding our heads in the motherfucking sand, yeah! ♫
In the wake of yesterday’s sudden, unceremonious decision by Sony to cancel its release plans for The Interview, the James Franco and Seth Rogen-starring Kim Jong-un assassination comedy, several theaters across the country, like the great folks at the Alamo Drafthouse, were going to show Team America: World Police in its place. However, today we have learned that those screenings of the 2004 satire from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone that lampoons Jong-un’s late father, Kim Jong-il, have been cancelled by Paramount Pictures. Both the Alamo Drafthouse’s Dallas Fort-Worth location and Cleveland’s Capitol Theater confirmed the decision today via Twitter:
Due to to circumstances beyond our control, the TEAM AMERICA 12/27 screening has been cancelled. We apologize & will provide refunds today.
— Alamo Drafthouse DFW (@AlamoDFW) December 18, 2014
Please note: Our Late Shift screening of Team America: World Police has been canceled by Paramount Pictures. pic.twitter.com/TlPVzIeICW
— Capitol Theatre (@CapitolW65th) December 18, 2014
Well, this week keeps on getting more and more discouraging. Can we just get a montage that will take us up to New Year’s Eve already?
Stay tuned to Nerdist.com for more news as it develops.