This seems like a report for “Captain Obvious” to handle seeing that it shouldn’t come as a surprise that poking fun at North Korea will lead to threats of world war three. If poking fun means making a comedy flick that builds a plot around the assassination of the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, I’m sure it’s safe to say at this point that Kim Jong Un is not someone with the best sense of humor. The big fuss is about Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy film which follows the story of the real life best buddies heading to the Asian country to interview Kim Jong Un. Franco stars as a talk show host, and Rogen his producer as they go to “the most dangerous country on earth” to sit down with the world’s most notorious dictator. They end up being recruited by the CIA to assist with the plans to take down the infamous leader.
North Korea sent out a firm warning to the United States to not release the upcoming comedy flick. A spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry threatened “merciless counter-measures” according to a recent report by BBC News.
The unnamed spokesman said according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency:
“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,”
“If the U.S. administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken.”
Kim Myong-chol, the executive director of The Centre for North Korea-U.S. Peace, also responded to the comedy film saying:
“There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society,” “A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine,” — Check out the full report
“Neighbors” helmer Evan Goldberg is back for another run with Rogen who also starred in the college humor comedy. Franco and Rogen are joined by Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park, and Timothy Simons. “The Interview” is set to be released October 10 this year.
Official synopsis for ‘The Interview’:
“In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.”