10,000 copies of the interview to be dropped in North Korea
In case you thought The Interview wasn’t already controversial enough, the film is scheduled to be air-lifted into North Korea later this month. As a form of protest, South Korean activist Park Sang-Hak is planning to smuggle 10,000 copies of this satirical film into North Korea. The film tells the story of two degenerate talk-show hosts, played by Seth Rogen and James Franco, who take part in a CIA-plot to assassinate North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un.
Several months ago, Park Sang-Hak, leader of Fighters for A Free North Korea, announced his plan to use balloons air-lift The Interview into North Korea. Initially the drop was scheduled for January, but Park decided to postpone the drop until after the Lunar Year. Although he re-scheduled The Interview drop, he, with help from the Human Rights Foundation, air-dropped 100,000 anti-Pyongyang leaflets into North Korea instead.
North Korea warned Park, via their state controlled propaganda site Uriminzokkiri, that they will respond to the drop with gunfire, cannons and missiles. However, Park is not threatened and replied by stating, “Nobody can stop it. I will keep sending leaflets into North Korea at the risk of my life.”
Park has not announced an exact date for his air-drop, but says that he will take weather conditions into consideration when planning this event. Many believe that the drop will take place on March 26th, to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of a deadly North Korean attack on a South Korean ship.
Who knows, maybe The Interview will even become North Korea’s next cult-classic.