Seth Rogen and James Franco have been forced to cancel their PR tour and the premier of their latest film The Interview due to terror threats.
So far the Sony hacking scandal has been quite funny, seriously embarrassing for Sony of course, but hilarious to watch as more and more information gets leaked. But now things are getting quite dark.
The group that took credit for the hack, Guardians of Peace, have made threats of serious violence aimed at anyone who goes to see the movie:
We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places “The Interview” be shown, including the premier, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
(If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)
Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
All the world will denounce the SONY.”
Now most people are pointing the finger at North Korea (NK) for the hacks as the new comedy follows a fictional plot were Rogen and Franco set out to assassinate the infamous dictator, Kim Jong Un.
NK have already expressed their disgust with the film and have told the United States that if the film is released it will be taken as an act of war. However the communist state dismissed all allegations that they were involved with the hacking or with the Guardians Of Peace.
The threats have forced Rogen and Franco to cancel all their interviews and press operations related to the film out of fear of an attack.