So it turns out Kim Jong-un is a total stick in the mud compared to his father when it comes to fictional movies being made about him. Kim Jong-il barely twitched his nuclear trigger finger when Team America painted him as a crazed tyrant. But not so with his son.
In Seth Rogen and James Franco's new movie The Interview the two of them go to North Korea to assassinate the Dear Leader, who the movie references being able speak to dolphins and has no need to urinate. And Seth was all psyched about Kim Jong-un seeing it too.
But then a foreign ministry spokesman from North Korea's state-run official news agency KCNA seemed to get a little pissy about it all, calling it the work of "gangster moviemakers." Fine, throw some insults around, sticks and stones and all that. But then things got even nastier.
"The act of making and screening such a movie that portrays an attack on our top leadership... is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable." he said.
He then goes on to say the US government must ban the film or face a "resolute and merciless response." Whoah there. Chill bro, chill.
And yesterday Seth came back with the following.
So does this mean World War 3's going to start over a movie? Check out the trailer that kicked it all off below.