Update: In light of the threats, Sony Pictures has cancelled plans for a theatrical release of 'The Interview'. More from TheBlaze.
In case you haven't heard, hackers have attacked Sony Pictures and released a boatload of embarrassing emails between studio executives, producers, and stars onto the internet for anyone to look at. Speculation points to North Korea being behind the hack in retaliation for the upcoming comedy 'The Interview'. The film centers around Seth Rogen and James Franco being sent by the US government to assassinate Kim Jong-Un, and (surprise, surprise), the dictator isn't too happy. The story bothers Glenn for a lot of reasons - and he reacted to some of the latest news on radio this morning.
Variety has reported that the hackers have promised to do more than just release emails and film footage. The person or persons behind the hack are now promising "September 11th"-style attacks on theaters that show 'The Interview'.
We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places “The Interview” be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
(If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)
Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
All the world will denounce the SONY.
As a result of the threats, James Franco and Seth Rogen have cancelled appearances to promote the film and the New York premiere has also been scrapped.
The Department of Homeland Security has found no "credible intelligence" of an attack.
"I'm bothered by this story in 600 different ways. Sony has been hacked by what appears to be North Korea. I'm not sure I buy that," Glenn said.
Glenn wasn't convinced that North Korea was capable of doing this kind of cyberattack.
"Because of the movie 'The Interview' which mocks North Korea, Sony has been hacked into. That's the story. They've been releasing all of this information on Hollywood, on the celebrities and everything else that show them to be racist, hypocrites, and fools. And that's comes as some sort of a shock to people," Glenn joked.
"And now because they're saying that we will go after anybody who does business with Sony, now Sony is saying if you need to drop 'The Interview' and you're a movie theater chain, you can drop the movie if you'd like. And so they are. So now that movie is being dropped because of, apparently, North Korean terrorists."
"You have right to say 'I don't want to take this on,' but isn't that kind of the terrorists winning kind of thing?" Glenn said.
"I don't think that they can go and blow up a bunch of movie theaters on the premiere of 'The Interview', but if you're a movie theater company, some people are going to believe it," Stu said.