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With the release date fast approaching, The Interview, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's follow-up to their directorial debut This Is the End, has launched a viral site for Skylark Tonight, the talk show James Franco's Dave Skylark hosts in the movie. There is quite a lot going on with the site, which definitely builds up the hype for the movie, especially the below video, a fake Skylark Tonight segment made for the recent Vma's. Skylark is definitely one of Franco's best characters to date. Released: 25th December (U.S.)/ 30th January 2015 (Irl/U.K.) »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Sony Pictures has launched an official website for their upcoming Christmas comedy The Interview. The viral site revolves around James Franco as talk show host Dave Skylark, who has been tasked with assassinating a North Korean dictator under the guise of a celebrity interview.
Skylark Tonight (clickHere) is now live and offers an extended red-band version of Dave Skylark's Very Special Vma Special, which aired in the week leading up to the MTV Video Music Awards.When visiting the site, you'll also find red carpet celebrity interviews from Skylark Tonight intern Joe Mandel. There are also character bios for Dave and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen), and blog entries from the Producer's Desk, which includes a Q&A mail bag.
Take a look at some of the videos available on Skylark Tonight:
Dave Skylark, who hails from Dallas, TX, knew from an early age that he wanted two things: »
Although The Interview, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's second project as a writing and directing team, won't hit theaters until December 25, the film's viral marketing is in full swing. Earlier this month, James Franco hosted a faux Vma special in-character as entertainment reporter Dave Skylark. Now, Skylark is back with an interactive website that you check out here or by clicking on the banner image above. »
Writer/directing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s The Interview – the pair’s upcoming sophomore directorial effort after their apocalypse/Hollywood satire This Is the End – is a comedy that stars James Franco as Dave Skylark, the star of a popular celebrity tabloid TV show called “Skylark Tonight”.
The latest piece of marketing for The Interview is the faux-mtv special titled “Dave Skylark’s Very Special MTV Special” (watch it above). It features “The Franco” in character as the eponymous host and Rogen as Skylark’s often-flustered producer, Aaron Rapoport, alongside other recognizable folk. (Jean-Ralphio! Also known as actor Ben Schwartz.) No doubt, this MTV video is even more loosely-structured and spur of the moment in its design than the actual movie it’s promoting.
Still, Rogen and Goldberg’s well-established improvisatory style - to mention nothing of the general irreverence of their films – is on display here, as »
- Sandy Schaefer
The trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s The Interview is pretty insane. In the film, a famous entertainment journalist and his producer get an exclusive interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Before heading to the interview, the U.S. government asks the guys to assassinate the dictator. So why the heck would this journalist, […]
- Germain Lussier
Just as we teased last week, James Franco and Seth Rogen unveiled a TV special on MTV that acts as a bit of viral promotion for The Interview, the comedy hitting theaters on Christmas Day this winter. In the film, TV personality Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen)discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of their show and they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. But then the CIA recruits them for a special operation to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Now you can watch the full MTV special introducing us to Skylark and Rapoport as they conduct a "very special Vma special" speaking with Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Jason Derulo. Watch it below! Here's the The Interview TV special from last weekend straight from MTV: The Interview is written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg »
- Ethan Anderton
The Interview is one of my most anticipated movies of the year (though it did inch down half a notch on the list when they decided to censor it to appease a military dictator), and I can’t wait to see it at Christmas. The release date delay was probably made after Sony and MTV had agreed to air this special (this is now a bit of a long lead for such specific awareness), but it’s here and it’s hilarious. The Dave Skylark Very Special Vma Special aired last night on MTV and very nicely introduces the newsman and producer characters James Franco and Seth Rogen play in the film (along with roasting celebrity guests Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea, and Jason Derulo). It’s about 20 minutes long, so unfortunately it actually has commercial breaks, but you should give it a whirl regardless. Hit the jump for The Interview character introduction. »
- Evan Dickson
In anticipation of the MTV Video Music Awards airing live on August 24, the network debuted the special Dave Skylark's Very Special Vma Special last night, which you can now watch in its entirety.
The special finds Seth Rogen and James Franco reprising their roles from the upcoming Christmas release The Interview. Watch as interviewer Dave Skylark (James Franco) and producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) grill each interviewee (Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Jason Derulo) about everything ranging from derrières to the benefits of being Australian and the merits of singing one's name. The Interview isn't in theaters until Christmas Day, but you can get to know Dave and Aaron now:
Seth Rogen and James Franco kicked off Vma week with their 30-minute special Dave Skylark's Very Special Vma Special last night. Featuring Seth Rogen and James Franco in character from their upcoming film The Interview, »
A handful of movies both big and small have had their release dates shuffled around recently, so we've put together a quick guide to the new dates. Check out the new dates below, including the just-announced date for the Godzilla sequel we know you're roaring for. Addicted - October 10, 2014 Directed by Billie Woodruff Starring Kat Graham, William Levy, Boris Kodjoe Fury - October 17, 2014 Directed by David Ayer Starring Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal Laggies - October 24, 2014 Directed by Lynn Shelton Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell The Interview - December 25, 2014 Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen...
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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s already controversial film, The Interview, was recently pushed back a few months but we’ll get a nice tease this weekend. Tied into the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, stars of the film James Franco and Rogen will do a full 30 minute special, in character, interviewing popular musicians Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea […]
- Germain Lussier
Back in June, Sony Pictures almost kicked off an international incident with the release of the first trailer for The Interview, the upcoming comedy from This Is the End duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg which sees Rogen and James Franco’s TV journalists recruited by the CIA for an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un.
Unsurprisingly, North Korea wasn’t too impressed on a film poking fun at its illustrious leader and demonstrating “the desperation of the U.S. government and American society”, and now it seems that Sony is looking to try and calm the tension by digitally altering thousands of military decorations worn by characters in the film, as well as potentially cutting a scene where Kim Jong-un’s face “is melted off graphically in slow motion.”
The Interview is set for release on October 10th in the States and October 29th in the UK… assuming North Korea »
- Gary Collinson
North Korea may yet call off war threats, as Sony makes lots of small amends to the upcoming comedy, The Interview...
The story so far. For their follow up to This Is The End, co-writers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been putting together The Interview. This is a comedy starring Rogen and James Franco, recently pushed back to December, that follows a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's life.
The North Korean authorities did not take this news very well, declaring it an "act of war". A complaint to the United Nations was lodged.
As it turns out, Sony is now making alterations to the movie, presumably in an attempt to avoid World War III breaking out. It also saves putting out a call to Matthew Broderick and his games of tic-tac-toe.
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that thousands of military buttons that »
Even though Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.s controversial The Interview has been pushed back to December 25, the efforts to raise awareness on the ribald comedy have been heating up as of late. The trades picked up on a story about Sony possibly editing down the hot-button political satire in hopes of preventing a political catastrophe. And now the movie.s lead, James Franco, is willing to take an unusual stance on a massive platform to help promote the film. Sony announced via a press release that Seth Rogen and James Franco will kick off MTV.s Vma week on Sunday, August 17, with a 30-minute special titled Dave Skylark.s Very Special Vma Special. Skylark is Franco.s character in the film, a television journalist who . in the film . lands a coveted interview with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. Before he and his producer, Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen), can »
MTV announced today that they will kick off "Vma Week" with Dave Skylark's Very Special Vma Special, which James Franco will host as his character Dave Skylark from the upcoming movie The Interview. MTV has released a brief trailer and photos from this special, where Dave Skylark chats with music superstars Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Jason Derulo. We also get new photos featuring Seth Rogen as his character from The Interview, Aaron Rapoport.
Take a look at the trailer and photos, then read on for more details in the official press release.
Dave Skylark's Very Special Vma Special: TV Pictures Gallery
MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc., today announced that Seth Rogen and James Franco will kick off Vma week with their 30-minute special Dave Skylark's Very Special Vma Special on Sunday, August 17 at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt. Featuring Seth Rogen and James Franco in character from their upcoming film The Interview, »
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Js: It all goes back to… you know, you ask directors ‘why did you want to make that movie?’ and their answer is usually the same. And it was the same for me. It was a film I wanted to see, so that’s why I did it. The medium, the history, the culture, you know it really deserved a feature length documentary. I was also in a place in my career, you know and I have worked in the game industry – in case you didn’t know, we at Mediajuice cut together game trailers. So it all came from a combination of all of those things. It took around three years in total.
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- Luke Owen
One week removed from Sony Pictures pushing its controversial comedy The Interview from October 10 to December 25, the studio is making a few minor changes to the film, in hopes of easing tensions rising from North Korea.
Sony will digitally alter thousands of buttons worn by cast members, because they depict actual hardware worn by the North Korean army to honor their leader Kim Jong Un and his late father Kim Jong Il. Showing these military decorations would be considered "blasphemous" in North Korea, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The comedy follows a popular American talk-show host (James Franco) and his producer (Seth Rogen) who learn that Kim Jong Un (Randall Park) is a big fan of their show. They make plans to interview the dictator in North Korea, when the CIA tasks them with actually assassinating him.
Sources reveal the studio is also considering cutting a scene where the dictator's »
Last week, Sony moved Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's comedy The Interview from October 10th to December 25th. It seemed like a savvy bit of counter-programming where the R-rated comedy, which is about a TV interviewer (James Franco) and his producer (Rogen) being tasked with assassinating Kim Jong Un, would play against family films and dramas. However, it now looks like the delay is due to technical reasons. According to THR, Sony "is digitally altering thousands of buttons worn by characters in the film because they depict the actual hardware worn by the North Korean military to honor the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, 31, and his late father, Kim Jong Il (showcasing military decorations would be considered blasphemous to the nuclear-armed nation)." That's how crazy you can be when you have nukes: You can make people spend time and money in order to hide buttons. There's also concern over a face-melting scene, »
- Matt Goldberg
It really feels like a hornet's nest is being kicked with the upcoming The Interview. The Christmas Day comedy has already sparked talk of being an "act of war" on the part of America against Korea, and now we're getting pretty nervous re-writes. It looks like directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's vision is not making it onto the screen intact. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Sony is considering several digital alterations to the material that will soften the blow. One is the alteration of various buttons worn by the North Korean characters in the film, which apparently are accurate representations of buttons worn by certain military officials in North Korea, a detail that the trade says would be "considered blasphemous to the nuclear-armed nation." But another planned change stems from the third act, which is why we'll be moving into spoiler territory here. Apparently, The Interview includes »
Upon the release of the trailer for Seth Rogen and James Franco's The Interview, a film in which the duo play tabloid journalists who land an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un only to have the CIA recruit them to assassinate him, North Korea's foreign ministry spokesperson responded brusquely: "The act of making and screening such a movie that portrays an attack on our top leadership... is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable." At the time the trailer was released and that comment (and others) was made the film was set for an October 10 release. Now, it has moved to Christmas Day and new word from The Hollywood Reporter says Sony is digitally altering the film in a couple of key ways. First off, sources tell the trade the studio is digitally altering thousands of buttons worn by characters in »
- Brad Brevet
The studio has also moved Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. from January to August 14, 2015 and the Point Break remake from August 7, 2015 to July 31, 2015. American Sniper will be competing with Tim Burton's drama Big Eyes, Steve Pink's comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Angelina Jolie's second film Unbroken, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's comedy The Interview and the fantasy musical Into the Woods.
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