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  • A new Hollywood comedy dealing with an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

  • has caught the attention of Pyongyang. It warned that the release of the film, which

  • is due out in the fall, would be an "act of war."

  • The co-director of the movie says Pyongyang is over-reacting.

  • Kwon Soa reports. Could a comedy movie trigger a war?

  • According to a North Korean foreign ministry spokesperson, yes.

  • North Korea has come out all guns blazing against the first-ever American movie dealing

  • with its leader Kim Jong-un. "The Interview" is an action-comedy that centers

  • on how a talk show host and his producer, played by James Franco and Seth Rogen, embark

  • on a CIA mission to assassinate Kim. Rogen, who also co-directed the movie, says

  • he was inspired by journalists making trips to the communist country and hypothetical

  • discussions on how they would be in the ideal position to assassinate the world's most dangerous

  • people. But, as can be seen in the trailer, the movie

  • is hardly sinister in nature. However, it was enough for North Korea to

  • call the movie an "act of terrorism" and an "act of war".

  • Pyongang's foreign ministry spokesperson threatened "merciless" retaliation if the film is released.

  • Seth Rogen is not taking the threat too seriously. Upon hearing of the North's reaction to the

  • teaser, Rogen tweeted "People don't usually want to kill me for one of my movies until

  • after they've paid 12 bucks for it." Days before the North's threat, Rogen had

  • tweeted "Apparently Kim Jong-un plans on watching 'The Interview'. I hope he likes it "

  • "The Interview" is expected to hit big screens in the U.S. in October.

  • No word yet on whether it will be released in South Korea.

  • Kwon Soa, Arirang News.

A new Hollywood comedy dealing with an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

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北朝鮮、米映画を "戦争行為 "と糾弾 (North Korea denounces U.S. movie calling it an "act of war")

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