Seth Rogen joined Tony Hawk and Jason Ellis on a latest episode of their “Hawk vs. Wolf” podcast and mirrored on the “catastrophic” fallout from his 2014 Sony-backed comedy “The Interview.” The movie, which starred Rogen and James Franco as Individuals tasked by the CIA with assassinating North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, infamously performed a task within the Sony hack, during which information and emails from Sony staff have been leaked on-line. The hackers demanded Sony withdraw “The Interview’s” theatrical launch. The studio additionally confronted threats from North Korea, so it opted to skip a nationwide launch and debut the movie by way of on-line digital leases and purchases.
“On the time, it was actually unhealthy and actually catastrophic,” Rogen mentioned of the fallout (by way of The Playlist). “Folks we knew have been getting fired from it. The pinnacle of the studio [Sony Pictures head Amy Pascal] was primarily fired from it. It actually induced seismic shifts in Hollywood on the time, and I feel how enterprise was performed in some methods…It form of confirmed the success a film may have in some methods if it has a full theatrical marketing campaign after which instantly go to streaming. It streamed on Google, and I feel it’s nonetheless the most important film that’s ever streamed on Google, which is loopy. College students come as much as me and say they’re educating it of their college class. It was wild.”
Rogen mentioned the fallout additionally “re-calibrated what I feel is controversial,” including, “After that, I used to be like, now I do know what it’s like. Except the president is giving information conferences about it, that’s controversy. If somebody is getting mad about it on social media, that’s not controversy. Having just like the U.N. must make a press release about it, that’s an argument.”
“What’s loopy is now it’s on tv,” Rogen concluded. “It’s on FX at 2 p.m. It was at one level probably the most controversial factor on the planet, and now I’ll be flipping channels on a Sunday afternoon, and it’s simply enjoying. I used to be frightened possibly it might trigger some longer-lasting fallout than it did.”
Rogen has been making the press rounds for months now in help of his function in Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans,” which is nominated for seven Academy Awards.
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