Seth Rogen's North Korea Satire The Interview Starts World War III

By Gerald Lynch on at

If North Korea starts raining down hellfire upon the western world, be ready to point your fingers at Hollywood funnyman Seth Rogen and his A-list pal James Franco. Their new satirical comedy, The Interview, has been declared an "act of war" by Kim Jong-un's government.

The movie stars Franco and Rogen as two journalists who manage to score an interview with the dictatorial leader, only to be asked by the CIA to assassinate the notorious interviewee. Now, North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency has declared Rogen a "gangster filmmaker", and promise a "resolute and merciless response" if the US fails to ban the film.

"The act of making and screening such a movie that portrays an attack on our top leadership[...] is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable," reads the statement.

The Interview hits US cinemas on October 10th, and UK cinemas on October 29th. That's a few months to prep your nuclear bunker then. [Yahoo]