“The Interview” May Be Altered by Sony
by Justin Cook
As of recent much controversy has been surrounding the upcoming Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-directed film The Interview. The Interview follows two men, played by Rogen and Franco, who run a celebrity tabloid TV show called “Skylark Tonight.” They are invited by Kim Jong-un to come to North Korea and interview him but are recruited by the CIA on a dangerous mission to assassinate the dictator himself while they are on their trip.
Last week many were surprised by the studio’s decision to move the film’s release date from October 10th, 2014 to December 25th. Today it seems that a reason why Sony made this move has been revealed.
Sources say Sony will be altering The Interview digitally, presumably to soften what is expected to be a harsh reaction from North Korea to the film.
If you recall, a while back the Korean Central News Agency released a statement that read, “Making and releasing a film on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated.”
Being altered will be thousands of buttons worn by various characters throughout the movie. The buttons were reportedly authentic North Korean buttons, worn by the country’s military. Showing them would surely upset North Korea.
Another scene could potentially be changed as well. However it contains SPOILERS, so if you don’t want to have the film spoiled for you, skip to the next paragraph.
Apparently a scene in which Kim Jong-un’s face is melted off in slow motion may not be shown in the final cut of the film.
Also Sony has taken into consideration that owners of Sony Pictures in Japan are more in range for an attack from North Korea, if they were to respond that poorly to the film. Not changing the movie could have also affected international box office numbers.
It will certainly be interesting to see the final cut of The Interview when it is released into theaters later this year.
(Quote issued by Korean Central News Agency but found on inquisitr.com)