Hollywood, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Literally just hours after it released ‘The Interview’ on Google Play, YouTube Movies and Xbox Video, Sony Pictures announced that it has started filming the sequel to the controversial movie about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
It is believed that the movie which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco was the reason that lead to the hacking of Sony Pictures. North Korea is suspected of being responsible for the cyber attack.
Sony Pictures had earlier cancelled the Christmas Day release of the film, a move that was criticized by many in Hollywood, as well as President Barack Obama.
The video release of the film is expected to generate hundreds of millions of dollars for Sony Pictures, given the worldwide publicity it has generated because of the cyber attack.
Riding on what it expects to be a huge financial success, Sony has signed up Rogen and Franco to do ‘The Interview Part 2.’ The new plot revolves around the assassination of Kim Jong-chul who is Kim Jong-un’s reel and real-life older brother. The film sequel begins with the Jong-chul succeeding his assassinated brother and becoming the new North Korean supreme leader.
Sony Pictures refused to answer reporters’ questions on whether Kim Jong-chul ends up being assassinated in the film sequel.
Asked whether the sequel will be released in theaters or on DVD, a spokesperson for Sony said that the decision will come after it has tallied its profits from the DVD release of ‘The Interview’ (Part 1).
Seoul, South Korea (The Adobo Chronicles) – North Korea may have the sophistication to launch a cyber attack on Sony Pictures, but advisers to its leader Kim Jong-un lack the knowledge about geography.
Following the now infamous Sony Pictures hack which led to the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of the film, ‘The Interview,’ President Obama promised to respond “proportionately” to the attack, and that Washington is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism. (The film is a comedy whose plot revolves around the assassination of the North Korean leader).
In response, North Korea has warned of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and “the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism.” That means Hawaii and Alaska have been spared of the threat.
The National Defense Commission, led by Kim, warned that its 1.2 million-member army is ready to use all types of warfare against the U.S.
Apparently, Kim’s close advisers didn’t know or failed to tell him that the “U.S. Mainland” does not include the 49th and 50th states of the United States.
So Americans living in Hawaii and Alaska can relax and not worry about any potential attack on their states from North Korea.
Pyongyang, North Korea – Kim Jong-Un has been re-elected president of North Korea in a landslide victory that shocked even the young leader himself. After the (s)election in which only ‘yes’ votes were counted, Kim was reaffirmed as First Chairman of the powerful National Defence Commission by the country’s new rubber-stamp parliament, the Supreme People’s Assembly. The state-controlled Korean Central News Agency described the election as ‘the great jubilee in the nation’s history’ and told how parliament cheered as the result was announced.
Kim, in his acceptance speech, admitted he did not expect a 100% vote, especially after having executed his politically-powerful uncle last year and successfully disposed of 11 high-ranking government officials in the days just before the elections. He, however, attributed his victory to his much-publicized hangout with former American basketball star Dennis Rodman. The flamboyant and controversial player has visited Kim in Pyongyang twice in the last 12 months. The 29-year-old Korean leader is a die-hard basketball fan.
Sources close to Kim said that he has offered Rodman the position of foreign minister and concurrent North Korean ambassador to the United Nations. Kim said he is very impressed not only at Rodman’s basketball skills but his expertise in international diplomacy. Rodman is reportedly seriously considering Kim’s offer.