Sony Hackers Leak New Documents, Call for 'The Interview' to Be Pulled
The group, calling itself Guardians of Peace, warns in a message: "Stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the War!"
For the first time since Sony Pictures was hacked exactly two weeks ago, the group behind the massive breach appears to making its demands known to the public.
The group, calling itself Guardians of Peace, posted the following message on Monday: "Stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the War!" The message, posted to various peer-to-peer websites, accompanied GOP's fourth massive dump of documents and is seen as a thinly veiled reference to the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy The Interview, which has angered the North Korean government for its satirical depiction of two American journalists hired by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The film is set to open Christmas Day, and the studio appears to be moving full steam ahead. A source says Sony plans to have the movie's premiere on Thursday in Los Angeles. The studio will also throw a special Interview screening Tuesday night for the San Francisco Film Society.
Rogen and Franco mocked the person behind the hack during a weekend appearance on Saturday Night Live and continue to make promotional appearances.
It is unclear yet what documents are contained with the fourth batch, given the enormous size of the collective files, but it appears to include the emails of studio co-chairman Amy Pascal and Sony Pictures Television president Steve Mosko. A third batch of documents posted Friday contains mountains of data, which THR has begun to examine.
The studio is already reeling from leaks that have included the private information and social security numbers of some 47,000 past and current employees, the salaries of top brass, and confidential financial figures of a number of of Sony films, including American Hustle and the Rogen comedy This Is the End.