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(Reuters) - The New York premiere of "The Interview", a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been cancelled and a source said one theatre chain had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking group.
The hackers, who said they were also responsible for seizing control of Sony Corp's (6758.T) computer system last month, on Tuesday warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, and darkly reminded moviegoers of the Sept. 11 hijacked plane attacks on the United States in 2001.
"We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time," the hackers wrote. "(If your house is nearby, you'd better leave.)"
originally posted by: Malynn
Freedom of speech and everything, I know but...To me it seems ridiculously stupid to make a movie about assassinating a sitting world leader. Whoever green-lit this is a moron.
originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
Now I'm torn
I had no interest in seeing this movie, because I can barely stand Seth rogan.
But I really don't like anyone telling me what I should do or think.
originally posted by: Indigent
a reply to: pheonix358
Death of a President (2006 film)
10 Best President Assassination Movies
not a biggie it seems