Cinemas in the United States who had planned to respond to the cancellation of The Interview by showing another movie that pokes fun at North Korea in its place have been told not to do so by its distributor, Paramount Pictures, it is claimed.
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's branch in Dallas had planned to show a free screening of Team America: World Police, the 2004 satirical comedy co-written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, but have since tweeted that that have now cancelled the show due to "circumstances beyond their control".
Due to to circumstances beyond our control, the TEAM AMERICA 12/27 screening has been cancelled. We apologize & will provide refunds today.
Another theatre that had planned to show the same movie, claimed in a tweet that Paramount Pictures was preventing them from doing so.
Please note: Our Late Shift screening of Team America: World Police has been canceled by Paramount Pictures. http://t.co/TlPVzIeICW
Team America: World Police, which features an all-puppet cast, focuses on American anti-terror unit tries to save the world from an attack led by North Korea’s former leader Kim Jong-il.
North Korea's dispute with the US over computer hacking took a new twist when the communist state lost Internet access for several hours.
A hacker group who claimed to be behind a cyber attack on Sony Pictures have posted a message online apparently mocking the FBI.
Events company Secret Cinema is planning to screen a film in protest at what they have called the 'censorship' of The Interview.