On Wednesday, December 17, Sony announced that it was cancelling any future release plans for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s The Interview. The move worries me in a number of ways, but first let’s look at what lead to this.
In the film, Rogen and James Franco’s characters travel to North Korea to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. In June, North Korean officials declared the film an “act of war” and vowed to retaliate against the US if the film was released. Grandiose threats are one of North Korea’s major exports. (more…)