In response to Sony's decision to cancel the theatrical release of the The Interview due to vague 9/11-ish threats from a group the FBI says is linked to the North Korean government, a handful of theaters planned to show a substitute North Korea comedy: Team America: World Police (2004). Now they won't even be able to do that.

Paramount has pulled Team America from theaters, forcing Texas indie theater Alamo Drafthouse and others to cancel their screenings. The Trey Parker/Matt Stone comedy, chosen for its mockery of DPRK demagogue Kim Jong-un's dad, Kim Jong-il, is still up on iTunes and Amazon.

Paramount hasn't claimed it's received any specific threats related to the Team America screenings, nor has it given an explanation as to why it pulled out.

This is why we can't have nice things (okay, "desperately unfunny" things). The president would like us to keep going to the movies, but studios are sure making it tough.

America! Fuck yeah!

[h/t Deadline]