Well the North Koreans are simply l-o-v-i-n-g the recent Sony hack that's resulted in the leak of several upcoming film releases in addition to a veritable smorgasbord of emails discussing the state of affairs at the cinematic powerhouse, even though they have nothing to do with it, they swear.
Calling the mess "a righteous act" while excitedly noting the affair as a "just punishment for [their] evil doings," North Korea has long been critical of Sony's decision to lambast their quirky (in a word) leader Kim Jong-Un with the release of James Franco and Seth Rogen's upcoming "The Interview." For months the super-isolated nation has threatened payback and retribution for the film's central plotline — to kill Kim Jong-Un.
But just because they're claiming they had nothing to do with it doesn't mean they're not giving a metaphorical pat on the back to everyone involved. I mean, just look at the glee on the face of the North Korean reporter as she explains the whole situation:
That is the face of a reporter who feels the subject at hand is getting a serious dose of karma.
While Sony is wary to officially name the secretive nation as a culprit, The Telegraph is reporting that some cybersecurity experts have found intriguing similarities between the code used in the hack and targeted attacks on South Korean companies and government agencies that happened last year, largely attributed to North Korea. Of course that could simply be the hackers hoping to throw the studio off their scent, so for now this all remains a highly entertaining and perfectly meta marketing opportunity for Franco and Rogen.
And you know that James Franco is just head over heels for this latest development.