What you may need to know:
1. Two journalists land a gig interviewing Kim Jung-un, the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. They are then ordered by the CIA to assassinate him.
2. The movie was shot in Vancouver. This is not the ‘Canadian Caper‘ (2012).
3. North Korea is none too happy about this film and not just because they can’t figure out what James Franco is up to either.
4. NK’s news agency promised “stern” and “merciless” retaliation if the film makes it to cinemas. The North Korean administration warned of a “decisive and merciless countermeasure”.
5. The country’s UN ambassador complained to the UN about the film on the grounds that “the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war.”
6. They even requested President Obama step in and pull the plug. Crazy.
7. Team America (2004) will protect us.
8. In post production they digitally altered thousands of buttons worn by the characters in the film as they depict the actual hardware worn by the North Korean military.
9. According to the Executive Director of the Center for Korean-American Peace Kim Jung-un plans to watch the film.
Broadsheet Prognosis: Big Trouble In Little China.
Release Date: January 2015
(Delboy is away)