"The Interview" looked to be a silly take on North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un from Canadians Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg along with James Franco.
The hack against Sony did enough damage, but the threat against movie theatres was enough for Sony to cancel the Christmas Day release of the film.
"Team America: World Police" — released in 2004 — also dealt with the North Korean leader at the time, Kim Jong-il. Though, as difficult as this might seem, Kim Jong-un is more sensitive than his father. After all, Kim Jong-un had one of his uncles killed for insubordination.
The hack against Sony also revealed the script for the next Rogen film "Sausage Party."
Despite a plot that revolves around North Korea, most of "The Interview" was shot in Burnaby, British Columbia, in the area where Rogen and Goldberg grew up.
We don't know what will happen to the film, whether "The Interview" gets a delayed theatre run, goes on-demand, or goes straight to video. As a lover of film, free speech, and a fan of Rogen and Goldberg, this terrorism is an outrage to artists and society. Hopefully, "The Interview" gets a chance to be judged on its own merits instead of by people who haven't seen the film and are too afraid of that film.
video credit: "The Interview"