https://movieweb.com/interview-movie-sony-hack-terrorist-attack/Earlier today, it was reported that the Sony hacker group known as the Guardians of Peace (G.O.P.), who are responsible for leaking thousands of documents, emails and films from within the studio, issued a warning to all theaters set to show The Interview on Christmas day. They have threatened a terrorist attack while evoking 9/11 in their statement. In light of these events, the movie's stars James Franco and Seth Rogen have canceled all planned media appearances and interviews.
BuzzFeed confirmed that the duo pulled out of a planned appearance on Tuesday, where the actors were set to talk about the Sony hack and their controversial film. Representatives for James Franco and Seth Rogen have not yet issued an official statement. The pair have also canceled upcoming appearances on Watch What Happens Live, Late Night With Seth Meyers, and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, as well an interview with Yahoo.
James Franco and Seth Rogen pulled out of their press commitments just hours after the G.O.P. released their latest message on Tuesday morning. There is no word on whether Sony will actually pull the film from theaters and cancel the release altogether. Here is the attack threat in full, for anyone concerned about what may be happening at theaters this Christmas:
We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places The Interview be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
(If your house is nearby, you'd better leave.)
Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
All the world will denounce the SONY.