Last week, a North Korean representative made it clear that Kim Jong-un is none too pleased with Seth Rogen and James Franco’s assassination caper, The Interview. That reaction has now been upgraded from hurt feelings to Threat Level Midnight. According to a spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry, the film is “the most undisguised terrorism and a war action,” and comes with a warning:
If the U.S. administration connives at and patronizes the screening of the film, it will invite a strong and merciless countermeasure.I really, really, truly hope that “connives” is not a typo. Because while “convenes” might make more sense, I love the idea of a bunch of conniving celebrities doing evil Mr. Burns fingers on the red carpet in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
Rogen, as usual, had the perfect response on Twitter.
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
Via Hollywood Reporter.
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