Several movie theaters that were planning to show the 2004 comedy “Team America: World Police” because Sony Pictures had bailed on the release of another North Korea-themed movie, “The Interview,” said on Thursday that Paramount Pictures had cancelled their screenings of the puppet movie.
Sony Pictures cancelled the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” on Wednesday after major theaters chains backed out, following threats from alleged North Korean hackers.
As a replacement, theaters such as the Texas Alamo Drafthouse decided to screen “Team America” instead, as it contained similar mockery of the North Korean regime.
But on Thursday afternoon, several theaters, including the Drafthouse, announced that Paramount Pictures had pulled their “Team America” screenings.
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
Breaking Plaza news : Team America World Police pulled from all theatres as per Paramount Pictures .
— Plaza Atlanta (@PlazaAtlanta) December 18, 2014