Seth Rogen and James Franco have found themselves getting a lot of free publicity in the last few weeks for their new movie The Interview, and all they had to do was get North Korea to label it as "an act of terrorism".
Sounds easy right? Well, they managed to achieve the lofty accolade as a result of making a movie where Rogen and Franco's characters (a TV producer and chat-show host) score an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, and are then asked by the C.I.A. to have a go at killing him off.
The North Koreans don't see the funny side however, and in a letter dated 27th of June (but only made public this week, according to The LA Times), Ambassador Ja Song Nam wrote that allowing "the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war".
That doesn't sound good for anyone, and the letter goes on to say that the movie should be banned as a result. We can only presume Team America never went on general release in North Korea, because if they think this is bad...
Via The LA Times