Plans to screen puppet comedy Team America: World Police in a defiant move to poke fun at cyber terrorists who have threatened to attack cinemas screening Seth Rogen's new comedy The Interview have been scrapped.
Paramount Pictures bosses announced they would be screening the 2004 movie following the announcement that Sony's Christmas Day release of The Interview had been cancelled after leading cinema chains chose not to air the film due to threats on theatres and film-goers over the holidays, but they have since had a chance of heart.
Both film's plots revolve around North Korea and specifically dictators Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un.
Reports suggest the North Korean government is behind the Sony hacking scandal, which led to the threats and the cancellation of the studio's new comedy.
Bosses at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Texas, who were planning to stage a screening of Team America: World Police in lieu of The Interview, have confirmed the event has been cancelled.
A tweeted statement reads: "Due to to circumstances beyond our control, the Team America 12/27 screening has been cancelled. We apologize & will provide refunds today.
Another theatre in Cleveland, Ohio has confirmed Paramount bosses have shut down the screenings.
Paramount bosses have yet to comment on their reasons for pulling the film from cinemas.