Kim Jong-Un not laughing over Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy
Kim Jong-Un is taking a new parody movie that puts him at the center of the joke very seriously.
North Korea's leader is less than thrilled with "The Interview," Seth Rogen and James Franco's latest movie.
They play a pair of assassins under the guise of journalists as they make their way into the isolated country. Kim is described as a leader whose subjects believe everything he says - including that he can talk to dolphins and that he never needs to use the bathroom.
"Wanna go kill Kim Jong-Un?" Franco's character asks in the trailer.
"Totally! I'd love to assassinate Kim Jong-Un. It's a date," Rogen replies.
But Kim Jong-Un isn't laughing. His government has threatened a "merciless" retaliation against the United States if the movie hits the big screen. According to reports, his government has called the movie a "wanton act of terror."
In an interview with The U.K. newspaper The Telegraph, an unofficial spokesman is quoted as saying that the film reflects the United States' actions in countries like Afghanistan and Iraq.