Comedian Seth Rogen says his upcoming film ‘The Interview’, which is said to be the reason behind the massive hack attack on Sony Entertainment, was meant to be funny not controversial.
The hackers while revealing embarrassing personal emails, financial details, scripts and unreleased films online from Sony’s computers had demanded that the studio “stop immediately showing the movie on terrorism” without naming ‘The Interview’.
Also starring James Franco, the film, releasing on December 25, revolves around a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“I can’t definitively say I know the ramifications of the storm. I mean, I don’t know if the hacking honestly is because of our movie, definitively or not,” Rogen said during an appearance on Good Morning America.
“I know that it has been the center of a lot of media attention lately. It is weird, because we just wanted to make a really funny, entertaining movie, and the movie itself is very silly and wasn’t meant to be controversial in any way,” he added.
It was Rogen, who came up with the idea and the actor said he stands behind his film.