TheBlaze (Dec 18) — A human rights group plans to airdrop copies of “The Interview” over North Korea when the movie is released onto DVD.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fighters for a Free North Korea will use hydrogen balloons to distribute copies of the controversial movie to those living in the communist country.
“North Koreans risk their lives to watch Hollywood films … and ‘The Interview’ is tremendously threatening to the Kims,” organization founder Thor Halvorssen said. “They cannot abide by anything that portrays them as anything other than a god. This movie destroys the narrative.”
The group, also headed by a former government propagandist who escaped, has smuggled DVD players and other movies into North Korea in the past.
News of the planned airdrops come as some theaters in the U.S. announce that they have elected not to show “The Interview” amid a Tuesday terror threat warning there would be consequences for screening the movie.
“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,” the terror threat warned. “Remember the 11th of September 2001.”
The individuals behind the threat appeared to belong to the same group of hackers that recently executed a devastating cyber attack against Sony. U.S. officials suspect North Korea to be behind the cyberattack.