Department of Homeland Security Says: ‘No Credible Intelligence’ of Terror Plot Against US Theaters
It looks like we can breathe a sigh of relief, at least temporarily. According to Variety, the Department of Homeland Security is claiming there is no evidence of a threat against U.S. theaters that are planning on showing the controversial movie ‘The Interview.’
Just a few hours prior, claims emerged that there would be an attack on U.S. theaters on a grand scale, with an alleged message reading (Quote via Variety): "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.”
Thankfully, it appears there are no active threats. A DHS representative released the following statement (via Variety): "We are still analyzing the credibility of these statements, but at this time there is no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters within the United States.”
The news comes in light of the most recent developments to come out of the Sony hacks. If you’re unfamiliar with what’s been going on, we’ll break it down for you: a group of hackers have reportedly collected and released private emails, information and other sensitive material from higher ups at Sony, allegedly because of the release of Seth Rogen and James Franco’s upcoming controversial North Korean comedy ‘The Interview.’
The movie is still slated for a Dec. 25 release, and has not yet been pulled from theaters.