Seth Rogen faces ‘merciless’ retaliation from N. Korea

Seth Rogen faces ‘merciless’ retaliation from N. Korea

WATCH YOUR BACK, SETH:Seth Rogen is laughing off the threats from North Korea. Photo: Associated Press

Seth Rogen has laughed off protests from the North Korean government after it warned the U.S. faces “merciless” retaliation if his upcoming film “The Interview” is released.

The “Knocked Up” actor is at the center of a political storm over his new action-comedy movie, about an American journalist who is recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The film is due to hit cinemas around the world from October, and a foreign ministry spokesperson for the Asian country has issued a series of complaints ahead of its release.

Speaking through the state-run KCNA news agency, the representative brands The Interview a “wanton act of terror”, adding, “Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated.

“If the U.S. administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken.”

However, Rogen has refused to take the situation seriously.

Recent Headlines

in National

General Mills recalls 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios


The company is recalling the original and honey nut flavored varieties.

in Sports

Eclectic mix of teams gear up for MLB postseason


From pitching powerhouses to aging warhorses, an eclectic cast of clubs are gearing up for MLB's playoff extravaganza.

in Entertainment, Sports

DraftKings, FanDuel defend integrity after insider bet


The two major U.S. sports fantasy companies are defending their businesses' integrity after an employee used insider information to place bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.

in Sports

Controversial non-call denies Lions chance of first win


A controversial non-call may have cost the Detroit Lions their first win of the season following a wild finish to their 13-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday.

in Sports

Rio Olympics cutting costs with Brazil deep in recession


Olympic organizers, faced with the reality of a country deep in recession, say they are trimming costs to keep their budget balanced.