Comedy War: Hollywood Versus North Korea

Kim Jong Un threatens the United States over comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.
1:45 | 06/25/14

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And now to the war of words escalating from North Korea over a Hollywood movie. We told you about the new comedy poking fun at the strange and unpredictable leader of north Korea, he says this is month joke. So, now what? Here's ABC's nick watt. Reporter: Today this movie was decried by North Korea as, "An act of war." "The interview" follows a pair of entertainment journalists, James Franco and Seth rogen, recruited by the cia to assassinate the north Korean despot. You wanna go kill Kim Jong un? It's a date. Reporter: A spokesman for the hermit kingdom says the comedy, if released, will trigger a "Strong and merciless response" against the United States. Rogen flip response, "People don't usually want to kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it. " rogen claims his comedy sheds light on a sinister reality. All of the random facts you hear about, you know, north Korea and Kim Jong un in the movie are real. Reporter: Pyongyang, today marking the 64th anniversary of the Korean war, is known for bluster -- threatening in the past to bomb Seoul and launch nuclear strikes on the U.S. But Kim Yong un is young, aggressive, unpredictable. "The interview hit a north Korean note, quote, "It defamed our supreme leadership." The interview is still scheduled for release October 14th. Nick watt, ABC news, los Angeles.

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