Sony Pulls Plug On New York Premiere Of James Franco, Seth Rogen's 'The Interview' Amid Threats Of 9/11-Style Attack

Sony Pictures has pulled the plug on "The Interview's" Manhattan premiere after hackers threatened to launch a 9/11-esque attack if the comedy gets released, Los Angeles Times reported.

The controversial film, which stars James Franco and Seth Rogen, has made headlines over the past few weeks for all the wrong reasons that Sony execs were forced to cancel its planned Thursday showcase, according to the report.

The cyber terrorists who were reportedly responsible for the various leaked emails from Sony Entertainment Pictures head honchos announced earlier this week that they planned to bomb the premiere of "The Interview," slated for the Sunshine Cinema on E. Houston St.

Theater owners took the threat to heart and Sony bigiwgs already informed them that they wouldn't object if they refused to run the flick.

The hackers, who call themselves Guardians of Peace and are apparently backed by North Korea, threatened “bitter fate” to those who attend showings of the film, including its New York City opening.

The terrorists promised a “bitter fate ... those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.”

“The world will be full of fear,” reads the warning, first published by the Los Angeles Times. “Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.”

“Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment. All the world will denounce the SONY," the hackers added.

Authorities suspect North Korea is behind the hacking due to the film depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The communist regime has denied any connection to the hacking.

Both the NYPD and the FBI were investigating the looming threat.

Meanwhile, check out the trailer for "The Interview" starring Franco and Rogen below! 

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