James Franco and Seth Rogen’s movie could start World War III with North Korea


When I saw the trailer for The Interview, a comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen on a mission to kill Kim Jung-un, I knew the North Koreans wouldn’t be happy about it. Turns out they aren’t.

A North Korean foreign ministry spokesman has addressed the media that the movie being released would be an “act of war”. The name of the movie wasn’t mentioned, but the plot mentioned is similar. The spokesman continued with, “Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated.”

He then continues by saying that the US is “reckless” by having a “gangster filmmaker” target Kim Jung-un, thus resulting in “a gust of hatred and rage” in the North Korean community.

“If the US administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken,” said the spokesman.

What counter-measure are they referring to? Will they take more American hostages, and does this mean they want to start a war?

In the film, James Franco and Seth Rogen portray a talk show host and a producer who receive an invite to interview Kim Jung-un. The CIA sees this as a chance to assassinate the ruler and decides to use the two to carry it out.

Via New York Times

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