In yet another act of cowardly capitulation to the demands of North Korean hackers, Sony Pictures has agreed to green-light a third film in Adam Sandler’s ‘Grown Ups’ series. This latest demand by the hackers came in the form of a taunting new email, in which the hackers told Sony that executives would be “very wise” to cancel the release of ‘The Interview’ and warned the studio never to release the film “in any form.” However, the Hackers didn’t stop there.
In a surprising twist, the hackers made another very unusual demand. They demanded that the studio green-light production of ‘Grown Ups 3′, the latest in the lackluster comedy series starring Adam Sandler, to “atone for the grievous insult to the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”.
Apparently, Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, is a raging fan of Adam Sandler. So much so that hackers are using their leverage over Sony Pictures to force the studio to make yet another terrible Grown Ups film bursting with low-brow and juvenile attempts at humor. Sony agreed to this latest demand after the hackers warned of ‘dire consequences’ should the studio refuse.
While it was highly likely that the studio would have eventually produced another Grown Ups film (Grown Ups 2 Grossed $40 million its opening weekend), green-lighting the film in response to hackers demands only seems to have further tarnished the reputation of Sony Pictures. Hollywood was buzzing in response to this latest twist in the Sony hacking scandal.
George Clooney, an outspoken critic of the way the hack has been handled thus far, was practically beside himself as he tried to determine which scenario was worse: The state-sponsored hackers preventing the Sony Pictures from releasing a bad movie or forcing them to create one. “I just don’t know what to say about this anymore,” the actor said, “Should we just hand all of Hollywood’s decision making over to this guy? I don’t know, maybe. I guess he can’t things any worse, right?”
Representatives of Sony Pictures could not be reached for comment.