[HOLLYWOOD REPORTER] Sony Hack: Activists to Drop ‘Interview’ DVDs Over North Korea Via Balloon

December 16, 2014
(Courtesy of Human Rights Foundation)

(Courtesy of Human Rights Foundation)

[THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER] – Whether or not North Korea is behind the Sony hack, Kim Jong Un better brace himself because The Interview is headed to his country. Human rights activists are planning to airlift DVDs of the Seth Rogen comedy into the country via hydrogen balloons.

Fighters for a Free North Korea, run by Park Sang Hak, a former government propagandist who escaped to South Korea, has for years used balloons to get transistor radios, DVDs and other items into North Korea — not to entertain the deprived masses, but to introduce them to the outside world.

In the past two years, the Human Rights Foundation in New York, created by Thor Halvorssen, has been helping bankroll the balloon drops, with the next one set for January. The Interviewlikely won’t be out on DVD then, but Halvorssen says he’ll add copies as soon as possible.  [READ MORE]