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The U.S. has confirmed that North Korea was behind the Sony the computer hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, a massive security breach that embarrassed several executives and led to the cancellation of the planned Dec. 25 release of "The Interview."
The film, a comedy which depicts James Franco and Seth Rogen attempting to assassinate Kim Jong Un has stirred controversy and received numerous threats of violence.It's believed that though the attack was not performed from North Korea, the order was given by North Korean officials, possibly the "Great Leader" himself.
The film was scheduled to premier on Christmas Day 2014 but afterCarmike, AMC, Cinemark, Regal and Cineplex. theaters refuse to show the film, Sony has decided not to follow through with the film's release but has allowed the film to be available with advertising through remote providers. Click here. A statement made by Sony: "Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like. We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome."
When asked how he felt about all of the controversy, Rogen said "I think it's really funny" and "I'm sure they (North Korean Officials) will see it and they will hate it."