By Amy Nicholson
Update:: Sony has officially canceled the theatrical release of The Interview following terrorist threats against theaters--and the announcement that several major theater chains had opted not to exhibit the film.
Sony assumed North Korea would hate the movie. The question was: What would it do? Pyongyang had just tested its atom bomb and threatened "pre-emptive nuclear attack." And the Supreme Leader with his finger on the trigger was barely older than 30, with less than two years of experience.
But Kim Jong-un didn't care about Olympus Has Fallen, even though the violently anti-North Korean 2013 film showed his people strangling women, murdering unarmed men, kidnapping the U.S. president and even executing their fellow citizens. That wasn't worth a fight.
A year later, North Korea had a bigger enemy: Seth Rogen.More »