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New Regency Scraps Adaptation of Guy Delisle's 'Pyongyang' in Wake of Threats

Even as Sony Pictures canceled the release of The Interview following threats from hackers, New Regency has reportedly scrapped plans to adapt Pyongyang, Guy Delisle's acclaimed 2004 graphic memoir about his experiences working in North Korea.

According to Deadline, director Gore Verbinski was set to begin production in March on the Steve Carell film. A Fox spokesman told the website the studio declined to distribute the movie.

Published in English by Drawn and Quarterly, Pyongyang chronicles the author's  two-month stay in the North Korean capital while he worked for a French animation company.

Verbinski signed on in January to help the film, which reunited him with The Weather Man screenwriter Steve Conrad.

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