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Scratch That: Paramount Pulls Planned ‘Team America’ Theater Showings
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This week, Sony canceled the release of The Interview, the highly controversial political satire starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, after North Korean hackers threatened 9/11-style attacks on any theaters that screened the film this Christmas.

Once The Interview was pulled, the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas announced its plans to show instead Team America: World Police, the 2004 satirical comedy from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s that featured a world police team on a mission to combat a terrorist plot led by Kim Jong-il, the father of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (Marionettes are used in the film instead of actors.) Now, Paramount Pictures has reportedly pulled the planned Team America screenings.

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Alamo Drafthouse To Run ‘Team America’ In Place Of ‘The Interview’
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Now that Sony has apparently thrown in the white towel with their not-upcoming-anymore brutally honest and eye-opening documentary on North Korea, The Interview…wait, it’s not a brutally honest and eye-opening documentary about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-un? It’s actually a silly satirical comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco? Well, that’s weird. Someone should let them know.

While many theaters are running from all of this madness, the Dallas/Fort Worth Alamo Drafthouse has decided to turn up a defiant middle finger. The theater will replace The Interview with a special screening of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone‘s satirical marionette puppet comedy Team America: World Police. Read more about the event below.

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