The hacker group believed to be behind the recent Sony attack has threatened a 9/11-style attack on movie theaters showing the Seth Rogen movie “The Interview,” USA Today reports.
“A message from the Guardians of Peace group posted on Monday warned of a 9/11-like attack on movie theaters that screen the comedy about an assassination attempt against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un,” the story reports.
The message reportedly includes the warning: “The world will be full of fear. … Remember the 11th of September 2001.”
Rogen suspended promotional appearances for the movie that were scheduled for today and Wednesday in the wake of the threats, the story reports, citing his representative.
“Rogen appeared on ‘The Colbert Report’ Monday night but will not do any interviews through Wednesday, said Matt Labov, his representative, who would not elaborate further,” the story reports.
The FBI reportedly issued a statement saying it is aware of the threats and “continues to work collaboratively with our partners to investigate this matter.”
The piece notes that “The Interview” is scheduled to have a wide release, potentially placing it in somewhere between 2,000 and 4,000 theaters.