North Korea threatens "merciless" war against the US over Seth Rogen movie

North Korea has threatened "merciless" war against the USA if a James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy called "The Interview" is released. The movie involves a plot to assassinate North Korean hereditary dictator Kim Jong-un. A North Korean state spokesman called the movie an "act of war" and a "blatant act of terrorism" and "reckless US provocative insanity." The spokesman called the film's director a "gangster filmmaker" and said that North Koreans had greeted the production with "a gust of hatred and rage."

Rogen, who is also one of the directors of The Interview, has since responded on Twitter saying: ""People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it."

Franco and Rogen play a talkshow host and his producer who are invited to interview Kim Jong-un, and are subsequently recruited by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate the leader.

North Korea threatens war on US over Kim Jong-un movie

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  1. Yeah, I think I'm going to have to side with North Korea here.

  2. So North Korea can make a movie about nuking America, but we can't make a movie (no doubt farcical, and involving smoking weed) about assassinating a murderous dictator? Yeah, I'm going to have to side with Seth Rogen on this.

  3. Shouldn't they be going to war with Canada over this, though?

  4. This is North Korea we're talking about.

    If I read that they claimed to have recruited an army of invisible demons to perform nightly buggery on every US Congresscritter, I would laugh and move on without any need for verification.

  5. ee0r says:

    I am hoping that the filmmakers decide that, in the interests of international peace, they will overdub all instances of "North Korea" in the movie's audio with "North Kerblevia", and digitally cover all instances of the Kim Jong Un character's face with images of Nicholas Cage.

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