The Interview (2014)
Director(s): Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Dave Skylark (James Franco) and producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight." When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un (Randall Park), they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.
- On June 25, 2014, North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency condemned the film (without naming it), promising a "merciless" retaliation if the film is released. "Making and releasing a film on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated," KCNA said, citing a government spokesman.
- On December 17, 2014, the film was threatened by a group that calls themselves GOP (Guardians of Peace), the ones behind the Sony hacks. The threat mentioned attacks to any movie theaters that played this film. They also referenced 9/11 in their email. Theater chains like AMC and Regal pulled the film from release, in concern that their customers would not be safe. The next day, December 18, 2014, Sony Pictures announced they would not show the film, and pulled the film from its Christmas wide release date. Sony added they did not have plans to release the film on VOD or DVD. The movie was ultimately released to select theaters and bootleg websites on December 25th.
- Paul Bae [Officer Yu]
- Charles Rahi Chun [General Jong]
- John Coughlin [Helicopter Pilot]
- Peter Neilly [Helicopter Pilot]
- Randall Park [Kim Jong-Un]
- James Yi [Officer Koh]