DHS Not Ready to Torpedo ‘The Interview’ Opening

Posted December 16, 2014 at 5:54pm

International troublemakers Seth Rogen and James Franco may be ready to run for cover from the mystery hackers who’ve brought Sony to its horribly bruised knees, but the feds see no reason (yet) to deprive moviegoers of a few laughs on Christmas.  

Per Variety , the Department of Homeland Security has found “no credible intelligence” regarding threats the self-proclaimed “Guardians of Peace” have leveled against those who plan on seeing the farcical flick later this month.  

“Remember the 11th of September 2001 … Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment,” the hacktivists warned those interested seeing a spoof about an assassination attempt against North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un .  

The threat of violence appears to have finally spooked Rogen, who co-wrote the satirical romp, and Franco into submission. The duo has reportedly cancelled future promotional appearances just one day after downplaying all the hoopla on the “Howard Stern Show.”  

“The Interview” remains scheduled to march into theaters on Dec. 25.  

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