It may not have had a splashy theatrical release, but the record-shattering VOD success of "The Interview" has prompted Sony to release a new red band trailer for the flick, inviting audiences to check out the movie that has the entire world talking.
While the clip features several scenes not viewed in previous trailers, the action may as well be referencing the controversy surrounding the film instead of the film itself. At one point, James Franco says in voiceover, "This is a major event"; later, he discusses the government's involvement in his and Seth Rogen's trip to North Korea.
Both moments can be interpreted as nods to the alleged North Korean hackers threatening theaters that showed the film, and the U.S. government pointing fingers at leader Kim Jong-un's country as the perpetrators of the crippling attack from which Sony is still reeling. The story earned international attention as Sony cancelled, then uncancelled, the planned Christmas release of the flick, which went on to bank $15 million in online sales over the four-day holiday weekend.
You've probably already made up your mind about whether or not you want to see this film, but if you need more convincing either way, this latest red band trailer should do the trick. Check it out below, and download "The Interview" on Google Play, YouTube, Xbox Video, and SeeTheInterview.com if you're so inclined.
[h/t The Playlist]