Seth Rogen was spotted at Sony Pictures Entertainment the morning after his film The Interview was scrapped at the studio. According to TMZ, Rogen returned to the film studio feeling hurt and betrayed.
As the Inquisitr reported, Sony decided to put the decision to scrap The Interview in the hands of theater chains, so they didn’t have to make the ultimate decision to cancel the entire release. The film was supposed to come out on December 25, but since all of the major theater chains have pulled out due to the threats made, the film won’t see the light of day.
There was a momentary hope that the James Franco and Seth Rogen film would see the light of day through VOD release, but that plan didn’t go forward either. Throughout the Sony hacks, Seth Rogen blamed the outlets that decided to distribute the material as helping the hackers get this information across to readers, which ultimately propelled the importance of the hacks.
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As for Rogen’s present feelings about Sony Pictures pulling The Interview, sources told TMZ that Rob Lowe, who’s also in the film, encountered Rogen at the airport and it was said that it was easy to see that Seth was bummed out about Sony’s ultimate decision.
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Earlier in the week, before Sony decided to cancel the rest of the promotional tour, he gave Sony’s Amy Pascal props for standing by the film even with the hacking that was going on. Rogen addressed the crowd at a screening with Franco, saying, “Before we start we just want to thank Amy Pascal for having the balls to make this f**king thing!”
Before Sony pulled The Interview’s press tour, Rogen explained on The Colbert Report that he didn’t think the film was going to cause such chaos.
“We did not think they would love the concept of the movie to be totally honest, but more than anything we wanted to make a movie that had one foot in reality. That’s something we as filmmakers like and think is interesting as audience members as well.”
Rogen continued, “I personally think it is appropriate to make jokes about real things. We thought maybe we could inject some slight relevance. We thought, ‘Whose feelings are we trying to spare by doing that? Kim Jong-un?'”
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