North Korea: Seth Rogen & James Franco Comedy About Assassinating Kim Jong Un Is 'Act Of War'

A North Korean official has warned of a “resolute and merciless response” to a Hollywoodcomedy about an assassination bid on supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

The statement was released via the official Korean Central News Agency and calls for The Interview to be banned by the US government.

The film is set to be released in the US on 10 October

It stars James Franco as a TV host and Seth Rogen as his producer, with the plot seeing the pair being sent to the Communist state to assassinate Kim after landing an interview with him.

Kim Myong Chol, an executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace and “unofficial spokesman” for the regime slammed the film last week.

"A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine. And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy - Americans. In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well."

The movie is scheduled for release in the US on 10 October.

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