After the the trailer for James Franco and Seth Rogen's new comedy The Interview was released, North Korea released a statement saying that releasing the movie would be like an act of war. They went on to say that they would retaliate. Well, Sony Picture still plans on releasing the movie but it will be going through some alterations to hopefully prevent a nuclear attack.
THR mention two changes that will be made. One is minor, and the other is a huge change that only makes me want to see the original cut of the movie even more. The first change is that the studio is "digitally altering thousands of buttons worn by characters in the film because they depict the actual hardware worn by the North Korean military to honor the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, 31, and his late father, Kim Jong Il."
The second change is that the studio is considering cutting a scene in which "the face of Kim Jong Un (played by Randall Park) is melted off graphically in slow motion." No way! They can't cut out the Raiders of the Lost Ark moment of the film! I was already excited about seeing the movie, but this whole face-melting scene seems way too good take out. The report says that the scene being cut isn't official yet, At the moment, they are "just trying to gauge whether it's funny."
The release date for the film was recently changed from October to December 25th so that the studio has time to make all the changes before they unleash it. Do you think the studio should have to make these kinds of changes because of one country's sensitivity?