North Korea has taken its declaration of war against ‘The Interview’ starring Seth Rogen and James Franco a step further by writing an open letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
After strongly condemning Rogen’s comedy film which depicts a TV host and a journalist on a CIA mission to kill Kim Jong-un, the UN Ambassador for North Korea added additional pressure.
In his letter, Ambassador Ja Song Nam (which was written last month but only released today) states:
“To allow 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,” Ja said.
“The United States authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film; otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism,”
However, despite the criticism there appears to be no indication that the US Government or the production intend to make any changes.
In addition, the publicity generated from North Korea’s statements are likely to give this film a bigger global box office haul. The film’s producers couldn’t get a better marketing campaign if they paid for it.