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Gore Verbinski Releases Statement On Canceled North Korea Film

December 18, 2014 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Steve Carell

As we previously reported, Gore Verbinski’s Pyongyang, which was set in North Korea and was going to star Steve Carell, was canceled New Regency Pictures.

In a statement released to Deadline, Verbinski commented on the situation.

He said: “Getting the facts straight: Yesterday, I was told by New Regency and Fox that Fox will no longer be distributing the film. Prior to that, the film was green lit and fully funded by New Regency with Fox distributing. I have been told in no uncertain words that based on the situation at Sony, Fox has now decided to not distribute the film. Without a distributor, New Regency was forced to shut the film down. My thoughts: I find it ironic that fear is eliminating the possibility to tell stories that depict our ability to overcome fear.