I’m not sure whether we should laugh or be worried, or just start packing up the canned goods, but there’s some really weird goings-on going on. Is North Korea in on a movie publicity campaign? Are they responsible for hacking Sony Pictures and putting five unreleased movies online? Are Seth Rogen and James Franco in some kind of real danger? In case you haven’t yet read about this incredible madness, let me give you a quick rundown.
1. Seth Rogen and his friend/collaborator, Evan Goldberg produced and directed The Interview, a comedy about two journalists (Rogen and James Franco) recruited by the CIA, and tasked with killing North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un.
3. On November 24th, Sony Pictures computer system was hacked by an entity calling itself “Guardians of Peace,” and five unreleased Sony films (Fury, Annie, Still Alice, Mr. Turner, To Write Love on Her Arms) were made available on torrent sites. The company’s IT department shut everything down. Additionally, Sony executives’ salaries were posted for all the world to see.
5. Yesterday, the BBC reported that North Korea refused to deny their involvement in the Sony hacking; instead, a UN mission spokesperson responded thusly:
“The hostile forces are relating everything to the DPRK (North Korea). I kindly advise you to just wait and see.”
Um, what? Is it time to head to our bunkers? If they can hack into Sony, does this mean our banks are next? Netflix? (NOOO, not Netflix!.)
Seriously though, what in the Sam Hill is going on? I mean, we knew Franco was trouble, but I don’t think we’d have predicted WAR. Rogen says he’s not worried.
Stay tuned (or hide)…