After all the headlines, drama, threats, and more, “The Interview” arrived without incident in time for Christmas. Granted, it was not the most conventional path for a major studio movie, with the comedy hitting a few hundred, mostly independent cinemas while also arriving simultaneously on a handful of digital outlets. So now the conversation can turn from the situation surrounding the movie, to the movie itself (here’s our review), and this in depth interview with principal creators is definitely worth a look.
Recorded a couple weeks before “The Interview” was initially pulled from release, Vice sat down with writers/co-directors Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, along with star James Franco, for a lengthy chat about the genesis behind the film, making it and much more. The discussion yields some interesting revelations, particularly that for the trio, “The Interview” is as much a satire about the media as it is about North Korea (Franco shares an anecdote about his own infamous TMZ moment). They also discuss the highly digital nature of the “The Interview” and how after “This Is The End,” they wanted their next film to be something with a few more locations and open spaces.
Check it out below, along with a quick look at Franco and Rogen introducing a late night screening of “The Interview” at Cinefamily in Los Angeles.