North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-Un is highly upset about the premise of Seth Rogan and James Franco’s new comedy “The Interview” — it’s about his own assassination, after all. On June 25, Jong-Un publicly declared that the film, which stars Rogan and Franco as tabloid journalists who have been tasked with killing Jong-Un (played by “Veep” actor Randall Park) during a interview, is an “act of terror” from the United States.
“The act of making and screening such a movie that portrays an attack on our top leadership… is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable,” a foreign ministry spokesman said, in a statement carried by North Korea’s official KCNA news.
Additionally, the spokesman said that failure by the U.S. government to ban the film would result in a “resolute and merciless response.”
On one hand the fact that Jung-Un even takes this film serious is hilarious but the other does is this film a clear view of how the U.S. is just the bully country that everyone already thinks they are? I mean I’m pretty sure there aren’t any countries that are releasing films about President Obama’s assassination.Earlier in the month, Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace and an unofficial spokesman for the regime in Pyongyang shared his thoughts on the film with The Telegraph.
“A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine,” Myong-chol said. “And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy — Americans. In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well.”
Once the news hit, Rogan took to twitter to share his feelings on all the attention his new film is drawing:
People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it. Hiyooooo!!!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 25, 2014
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 20, 2014