This is turning into quite a debacle. As you may have heard, there was a HUGE breach in Sony’s cyber security, and this hacker group has been releasing private emails and information daily for a while now. Up until now, it’s been kind of hilarious. And if that makes me a bad person, that is okay. I will own that. But now, the hacker group GOP is promising terror if movie theatres decide to screen Seth Rogen and James Franco’s new flick ‘The Interview’. That ain’t cool.
The group, which calls itself Guardians of Peace (GOP), released a statement online on Tuesday, Dec. 16, warning moviegoers to avoid the film and for people who reside close to the movie theaters to leave their homes.
Although Sony itself didn’t cancel the event, it gave theaters their blessing to cancel screenings of the satirical comedy starring Rogen and Franco as TV journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim John Un, North Korea’s leader.
The premiere, which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Sunshine Cinema on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, was canceled by Landmark, the company who owns the theater, late on Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Hopefully nothing horrible happens. These hackers are taking it too far. It was fun reading Channing Tatum emails and behind the scenes Hollywood back stabbing, but this is too much.