Events surrounding the hack attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment began to cascade late Tuesday after hackers posted a message threatening a “9/11” style attack on theaters that screened the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy.
A note from the Guardians of Peace group posted online Tuesday morning warned potential movie-goers, “We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)”
“We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places ‘The Interview’ be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to,” it continued.
The New York premiere of the comedy, which depicts an assassination attempt against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was cancelled, Variety reported. It had been scheduled for Thursday.
The West coast premiere, in Los Angeles, took place without incident on Dec. 11.
Source: USA Today | Elizabeth Weise