Sony Hack: 'The Interview' Protest Screenings Planned in Canada

The Interview Still 6 - H 2014
Ed Araquel

The Interview Still 6 - H 2014

Sony's move to cancel the film's release after 9/11-style attack threats is 'garbage,' according to a Facebook campaign

Taylor Scollon thinks Sony Pictures Entertainment pulling The Interview from a Christmas Day release after a North Korean cyberattack is "garbage."

So the Toronto activist on Friday launched a Facebook campaign to get Canadians out to planned protest screenings of The Interview in Toronto on January 8 and Montreal on January 15 to defy "insane dictator Kim Jong Un.

"I don't even know if it's a good movie. But I think we should try to screen it anyway. It will definitely be more fun this way," Scollon says in his call to action.

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Of course, he doesn't have a copy of The Interview. So Scollon is urging people to tweet co-stars Seth Rogen and James Franco to help produce a copy. "C'mon Sony, you may as well give it away at this point," he added in his Facebook pitch.

Canadian exhibition giant Cineplex Entertainment followed the lead of other major cinema chains and postponed screenings of The Interview after 9/11-style terror attacks were threatened by hackers. The admission price for the Canadian protest screenings will be $20, with the proceeds pledged to the charity Liberty in North Korea.