George R.R. Martin Posts Incredible LiveJournal Rant, Invites You To Come Watch The Interview In His Private Theater
Dude, shouldn't you be writing?
George R.R. Martin is truly peeved at Sony’s decision not to release The interview following terrorist threats from hackers–so peeved, in fact, that he took to his LiveJournal to let off a little steam.
In a scathing entry titled “Corporate Cowardice,” Martin ripped Sony a new one:
In a stunning display of corporate cowardice, Regal, AMC, and every other major theatre chain in the United States have cancelled their plans to show the new Seth Rogen/ James Franco comedy THE INTERVIEW, because of — yes, seriously, this is not a SOUTH PARK sketch (though I expect it soon will be) — threats from North Korea.
I mean, really? REALLY?? These gigantic corporations, most of which could buy North Korea with pocket change, are declining to show a film because Kim Jong-Un objects to being mocked?
The level of corporate cowardice here astonishes me. It’s a good thing these guys weren’t around when Charlie Chaplin made THE GREAT DICTATOR. If Kim Jong-Un scares them, Adolf Hitler would have had them shitting in their smallclothes.
After venting a little more, Martin goes on to say that the New Mexico cinema he purchased and renovated in 2013 will be screening the controversial film:
For what it’s worth, the Jean Cocteau Cinema will be glad to screen THE INTERVIEW (assuming that Sony does eventually release the film for theatrical exhibition, rather than streaming it or dumping it as a direct-to-DVD release), should it be made available to us. Come to Santa Fe, Seth, we’ll show your film for you.