NY Premiere of “The Interview” Cancelled Over New Terror Threats

The plot continues to thicken over the Sony Pictures hack involving the new Seth Rogen and James Franco film “The Interview”. The New York premiere of the North Korean themed comedy was cancelled after the group, Guardians of Peace, released an online statement warning moviegoers of a 9/11 style attack on the movie theater. 

It should be noted that Sony itself did not cancel the premiere, but gave their blessing to theater owners to decide the right course of action. The film is a satirical comedy about entertainment journalist who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.

In the face of all the controversy, Rogen and Franco have cancelled upcoming press appearances and are instead laying low. The Department of Homeland Security issued a statement saying, “there is no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters.” However, it appears that the film’s stars aren’t taking any chances and will miss interviews on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

Does all the drama peak your interest in seeing “The Interview,” or has it become too scary? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!  

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