It probably would have opened and closed in a weekend. The comedy film, The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco seemed poised to be just another stupid movie, one in which the two men are tasked by the CIA to assassinate North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un. The premise itself was so laughable, the movie so shoddy, it was easy to dismiss by most audiences.
But in November, a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the film's studio, by a group calling themselves the Guardians of Peace, seems to have been a retaliatory attack for the film's violent premise. Now the film's Christmas Day release is cancelled, the movie itself shelved, and world leaders are weighing in.
- "Digital Dilemma: How Will US Respond To Sony Hack?" – Yahoo! News
- "Sony Says It's Not Caving On The Interview, But All Of Its Promotional Sites Are Gone" – The Verge
- "North Korea 'Blows Up White House And Capitol Building' In New Video Showing US Under Attack" – Mirror
- Geekdays #47 – CSICON
- "Sony's Cowardice Spreads To Paramount" – The Atlantic
- "Death Of A President" – Wikipedia
- "'Blow Up Those Citadels': North Korea Threatens, Blames US For 'Interview'" – NBC News