North Korea to Hollywood: It's an "Act of War" to Make a Film About Assassinating the Supreme Leader

Daniel Doherty

6/26/2014 10:45:00 AM - Daniel Doherty

Evidently Kim Jong Un and his cronies do not have a sense of humor. They’re even threatening to declare war on the United States. Why? Because a new Hollywood film slated to hit the big screen next fall mercilessly makes fun of him. Essentially, the film is about two journalists (played by James Franco and Seth Rogen) who are hired by the CIA to take him out. And not surprisingly, the government of North Korea and its propagandistic puppet machine are outrageously outraged that Hollywood would even dream of making a mockery of their “Supreme Leader”:

North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an "act of war."

If the U.S. government doesn't block the movie's release, it will face "stern" and "merciless" retaliation, an unidentified spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in state media Wednesday.

He didn't mention the movie by name but was clearly referring to "The Interview," which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as a producer and talk-show host who land an exclusive interview with the North Korean dictator and are then asked by the CIA to assassinate him.

The "reckless U.S. provocative insanity" of mobilizing a "gangster filmmaker" to challenge the North's leadership is triggering "a gust of hatred and rage" among North Korean people and soldiers, the spokesman said, in typically heated propaganda language.

I, for one, cannot wait to see this film. Heck, I’ll probably even buy a ticket opening night just to spite this homicidal lunatic. After all, if there was ever a third world dictator who deserved to be unapologetically lampooned (with the possible exception of his late father) it’s Kim Jong Un.

I’ll leave with the official trailer (courtesy of JohnHanlonReviews.com):