Sony hackers invoke 9/11 in new threat tied to 'The Interview'
The latest message that claims to be from Sony hackers “Guardians of Peace” appears to threaten a 9/11-style attack tied to the release of James Franco and Seth Rogen’s comedy The Interview.
In a message tied to the release of new data, the group writes: “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.” The film’s Los Angeles premiere already took place.
The threat continued: “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.” Sony has yet to respond to EW‘s request for comment.
In the film, James Franco and Seth Rogen play a television host and producer who land an interview with Kim Jong-un and are assigned to kill the North Korean leader by the CIA. A New York premiere is scheduled for Thursday at the Sunshine Cinema on the Lower East Side, and has been “scaled down,” according to the New York Post. Landmark Theatres did not return a request for comment.