By now everyone should be aware that on November 24th, Sony Pictures was hacked by an as yet unknown group of cyber terrorists, and since the hack they have been leaking hundreds of personal emails. The emails have all contained either personal opinions of actors, directors etc, and have been extremely hurtful to those involved, or the emails have contained private details on film ideas being worked out at Sony, details which have been now spread all over the internet, thus damaging Sony’s future plans.
Also, early on in the hack a number of Sony’s big releases, including Fury and Annie, were leaked on-line, financially damaging the studio. The terrorists are doing all this in response to Sony releasing the Seth Rogen and James Franco starring comedy, The Interview.
The film see’s the pair head to North Korea on a secret mission to kill dictator Kim Jong-un by way of covering up their plans as an interview, and Jong-un responded to the film earlier this year saying releasing such a film would be regarded as an act of war.
Whether the cyber terrorists are part of North Korea, no one knows yet, but after leaking hundreds of emails and a number of Sony’s big releases, this week the threat stepped it up a notch. The terrorists promised a “big Christmas suprise” this week, and that has now been revealed as hundreds of emails involving Sony CEO Michael Lynton, and I am sure if you want to read these personal emails, then you will find them elsewhere on another site happy to share these private messages.
However, the terrorists threat changed dramatically yesterday as they issued a new, sickening threat using 9/11 as a warning about their plans. Here is a statement they issued yesterday:
We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places “The Interview” be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
(If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)
Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
All the world will denounce the SONY.
The premiere of The Interview was due to take place in New York this Thursday, but due to the seriousness of the new threat, Landmark Theatres have decided to cancel the films premiere, due to take place at the Sunshine Cinema om the Lower East Side on Thursday. Sony have also now said they could pull further screenings of The Interview due to the new threat, and Carmike Cinemas are the first cinema chain in the US to pull out of showing the film altogether
The threat is sickening, and even though the Department of Home Security have confirmed that there are non active plots against cinemas in the US right now, naturally cinema chains are being cautious, and who can blame them.
Seth Rogen and James Franco were due to appear on a number of chant shows this week, but have cancelled all interviews and all promotion appearances for the controversial comedy.
The Interview is written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and the cast includes Seth Rogen, James Franco, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, Diana Bang and Charles Rahi Chun.
The Interview arrives (hopefully) in UK cinemas 6th February 2015.
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.