“We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places ‘The Interview’ be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to,” read the warning, which was posted on the text sharing site Pastebin. “Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.” Read the full message here.
Rogen will also no longer appear on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” this Thursday, a rep said. In addition, the pair backed out of separate stops on syndicated daytime show “Live With Kelly and Michael,” as well as a joint appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” next Monday.
While backing out of high-profile talk shows is rare, it’s safe to say that this film has gotten all the publicity it’s ever wanted. That’s a result of the highly-publicized hack of Sony’s private internal data, which has been disastrous for the studio’s reputation on many levels, from salary information to offensive e-mails. Plus, Rogen and Franco were already on quite the press tour before this week, including many other interviews and an appearance on Discovery’s “Naked and Afraid.”
(This post has been updated.)