Sony may still be searching for a way to distribute The Interview, but there looks to be at least one serious offer for publicly screening the movie. It just happens to come from George R.R. Martin.
The A Song of Fire and Ice author recently wrote on his personal blog about the outrage he felt toward the decision by several major movie theater chains not to play The Interview. He called their collective move “a stunning display of corporate cowardice,” and expressed his disappointment in Sony for going along with the choice.
As an alternative, Martin stated that he believes “there are thousands of small independent theaters across the country, like my own, that would gladly screen The Interview.”
Martin is referring to his theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Jean Cocteau Cinema. He sounds more than happy to screen the film without fear of the threats that have surrounded the film’s release. Martin says that he’d love to do it—despite not knowing whether the movie’s actually any good. “I haven’t seen The Interview,” he wrote. “I have no idea how good or bad a film it is. It might be hilarious. It might be stupid and offensive and outrageous. (Actually, I am pretty sure about the ‘outrageous’ part). It might be all of the above.”
Regardless, Martin would love to bring the film to his theater, and even pleas personally to Seth Rogen to allow him to screen it: “For what it’s worth, the Jean Cocteau Cinema will be glad to screen The Interview…should it be made available to us. Come to Santa Fe, Seth, we’ll show your film for you.”
At the moment, it appears Sony is still considering its options before deciding how to bring the film to the public. But regardless of whether Sony takes Martin up on his offer, at least one form of the film will be making its way to audiences—a Hustler porn parody.