Sony shares, quickly pulls new trailer for 'The Interview'
In what we can only assume was a colossal slip-up, Sony released a new trailer for The Interview on Thursday, just one day after the company canceled its Christmas release and announced it had no plans to release it on DVD or VOD.
The trailer, titled “In Franco & Rogen We Trust,” still listed a Christmas Day release and was accompanied by the now-ironic description: “Only one movie has the whole world talking.” It was removed from YouTube shortly after.
Despite what the trailer implied, a source tells EW that Sony has not reversed the decision made on Wednesday.
Sony’s decision to cancel the highly controversial film, which centers on the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, came after hackers believed to be tied to the North Korean government threatened 9/11-level attacks tied to its release. The company’s decision came just after theaters across the nation announced they would not be playing the film.