Wow. Now that escalated quickly.
The Interview is an action-comedy starring “This is the End” duo James Franco and Seth Rogen. The film is about two celebrity tabloid talk show hosts who, in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists, had North-Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un as one of their guest interviewees. Things take a more dangerous turn as the CIA recruits them to assassinate the Korean Leader. Check out the trailer below for yourself.
I can already tell that this movie’s going to be downright hilarious! But apparently, North Korea doesn’t feel the same way about this film (among other things). Fox news reports that an unidentified spokesperson from North Korea’s Foreign Ministry announced that “If the U.S. government doesn’t block the movie’s release, it will face ‘stern’ and ‘merciless’ retaliation…” and “The film’s release would be considered an ‘act of war that we will never tolerate,”.
In a country where they regard their leader as a supreme, divine being, you can probably expect a reaction like this one. A lot of movies have already portrayed North Korea as “not very nice” in the past but this one stands out in particular, probably because this is Kim Jong-Un we’re talking about right now.
But remember North Korea’s threats in the past? This one’s probably going to be like the rest. Can you imagine a world war because of a movie’s release? Well, I guess all wars start from something pointless anyways.