North Korea has openly announced that they promise “merciless” retaliation with the release of James Franco and Seth Rogen’s new movie called The Interview. The film is an action-comedy about the assassination of North Korea’s current ruler, Kim Jong-un and is set to be released this October.
A North Korean foreign ministry spokesman was quoted by state media saying the movie’s release would be considered an “act of war”.
A North Korean spokesman was quoted by the state KCNA news stating: “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 US administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken.”
New evidence has been found supporting claims that North Korea has continued its development on missile technology.
Because of this rise in further animosity towards the US, North Korea has reportedly detained 3 Americans. Amongst the detainees is man named Jeffrey Edward Fowle, who reportedly left a bible in a North Korean hotel.
Upon hearing the news, Rogen, who directed and acted in the film, responded on twitter saying: “People don’t usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they’ve paid 12 bucks for it.”
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