There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that The Interview is no longer opening on October 10th and that it has been pushed back by about ten weeks. The good news it that it’s now opening on December 25th. While it may be a bit harder (or easier, depending on your family’s holiday schedule) for you to catch the movie on that date (or wait the extra two months), this is still a good thing. It means Sony’s confidence in the Seth Rogen and James Franco-starring movie is extremely high.
And I’m not surprised. Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg have an amazing track record with films like This is the End, Pineapple Express and Superbad. Even The Green Hornet wasn’t all that bad. Even better, they directed it this new film as well (the incredibly funny This is the End was their feature debut in that regard). Hit the jump for more on The Interview release date. And be sure to check out the film’s trailer while you’re at it.
A few weeks ago Sony moved the Untitled Cameron Crowe Project off of this date and into next year, so they had a scheduling hole to fill. And they’ll need a strong contender to go up against Unbroken, Into The Woods and Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Here’s hoping The Interview is that candidate.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
We’ve decided to give you all the best Christmas gift ever. We are now releasing #TheInterview on December 25th!!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 7, 2014