James Franco and Seth Rogen's upcoming film The Interview is continuing to cause international controversy. In the comedy, Franco and Rogen play a talk show host and a producer who score an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and are asked by the U.S. government to assassinate him during their visit to the controversial nation. Now, the Korean Central News Agency reports that the North Korean government is prepared to retaliate if the film is released as planned. "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," an unnamed spokesperson for the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday, referencing The Interview. "If the US administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken," the spokesman was quoted as saying.
A nuclear war to stop James Franco and Seth Rogen from making movies wouldn't be my first choice, but if that's what it takes, then go for it. There's another singing competition that's about be on cable, so if Jong-un could hit that button before it airs that would be pretty cool. Is nuclear winter the same as regular winter? Because I look pretty good in sweaters.