The five biggest movie chains in America might have backed out of showing The Interview, but there’s at least one theater owner who’s not afraid of the Guardians of Peace: George R. R. Martin.
The Game of Thrones author owns the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and announced he’d be happy to screen the North Korea-skewering comedy any time, no matter if it’s actually any good or not.
Posting on his LiveJournal (current mood: a “pissed off” alien avatar), Martin railed against the theater chains for “declining to show a film because Kim Jong-un objects to being mocked,” and against Sony for canceling the movie’s theatrical release, even though many independent cinemas would still show the movie.
“The level of corporate cowardice here astonishes me. It’s a good thing these guys weren’t around when Charlie Chaplin made THE GREAT DICTATOR. If Kim Jong-Un scares them, Adolf Hitler would have had them shitting in their smallclothes.”
Martin wrapped up his post by inviting Seth Rogen and James Franco to host their premiere in sunny New Mexico instead of any big-name theater: “Come to Santa Fe, Seth, we’ll show your film for you.”
In the meantime, fans looking to watch a movie that mocks North Korea can head to the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas/Fort Worth, which will be screening Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Team America: World Police instead.