[India], June 7 (ANI): Sony's decision to offer "clean versions" of their movies is already facing backlash from Hollywood, namely Seth Rogen.
The 35-year-old actor took to Twitter and criticised the initiative by writing, "Holy s**t please don't do this to our movies. Thanks."
Holy shit please don't do this to our movies. Thanks. https://t.co/0lpoESaIQd— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 6, 2017
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the initiative launches with 24 films, including 'Big Daddy,' '50 First Dates,' 'Step Brothers,' 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,' all of the 'Spider-Man' movies and more serious fare such as 'Captain Phillips' and 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'.
The "Clean Version" project will make the broadcast TV or airline version of a title available when a consumer purchases a film in its original form on iTunes, Vudu and FandangoNOW.
None of Rogen's films have been been included in the initiative, but the studio's website states that additional "clean versions" of films will be made available in the future.
Sony feels that their Clean Version initiative gives people the chance to watch their favorite films together.
As quoted by The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures noted, "The Clean Version allows viewing for a wider audience, giving people the chance to watch their favorite films together. Films of all ratings can be adapted as Clean Versions; however, the extent of such adaptation can vary." (ANI)