North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Threatens War On US Over James Franco, Seth Rogen Movie
The movie features the duo as a talk show host and his producer, who are invited to interview Kim Jong-un. The CIA gets involved, and the two are challenged with assassinating the supreme leader.
North Korea had this to say about the movie (that they never mention by name):
“If the United States administration tacitly approves or supports the release of this film, we will take a decisive and merciless countermeasure,” a spokesman for its Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency.
The statement never says what kind of retaliation they would deliver.
It's as if the film makers knew there would be backlash from the North Korean government, the poster for the movie shows North Korean tanks, and missiles, and states, "War Will Begin".
From the NY Times:
The spokesman did not elaborate on what North Korea’s retaliation might be. But he accused Washington of “provocative insanity” in mobilizing a “gangster filmmaker” to defile the country’s supreme leader, and reported “a gust of hatred and rage” among its citizens and soldiers.
It “is the most blatant act of terrorism and an act of war that we will never tolerate,” the North Korean statement said on Wednesday.
The movie is set to open October 10th.
Here's the first trailer for The Interview: