The Interview has touched a nerve.
An unidentified spokesman for Kim Jong-Un's regime has declared that North Korea will unleash a "swift and merciless" retaliation against the US unless Seth Rogen's comedy The Interview gets canned. The comedy, which features a plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un, is described as "act of war that we will never tolerate," "reckless U.S. provocative insanity" from "gangster filmmakers" whose intent, the spokesman alleges, is to challenge the North's leadership directly.
The film features Seth Rogen and James Franco as celebrity TV journalists who obtain an interview with Kim Jong-Un, only to be recruited by the CIA in an assassination plot. While the North Korean spokesman never refers to the film by name, it's clear from the context that Rogen's comedy is the one North Korea's having a tantrum over. The spokesman alleges that "a gust of hatred and rage" has swept through North Korea's citizens and soldiers, though it's more likely that none of them are aware the film exists.
The Interview is due for release October 10th, 2014. "Apparently Kim Jong Un plans on watching The Interview," Rogen Tweets. "I hope he likes it!" Two nukes up, by the sound of it. Or possibly one radioactive rotten tomato.
Source: The Guardian