One recent trailer that drew some eyeballs was “The Interview,” an upcoming comedy in which James Franco plays a celebrity interviewer and Seth Rogen is his producer. The pair score an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and the U.S. Government enlist the duo to assassinate him instead.
A spokesman for the real Kim Jong Un has now made a statement on behalf of the dictator. Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace, and an unofficial spokesman for the regime in Pyongyang, told UK paper The Telegraph:
“There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society. 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 spokesman went on to diss Hollywood movies saying they are “full of assassinations and executions,” but did express admiration for British films and called them better and more realistic. He added: “James Bond is a good character and those films are much more enjoyable.”
He does say that Kim Jong Un will still probably watch “The Interview,” to which Rogen responded on Twitter: “Apparently Kim Jong Un plans on watching ‘The Interview.’ I hope he likes it!!”