Sony Threats: Franco, Rogen Cancel Media Appearances
Move follows alleged hackers' latest message
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2014 5:42 PM CST
James Franco and Seth Roge attend the premiere of "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)

(Newser) – With the Sony threats taking a dark new turn, Seth Rogen and James Franco have scrapped all media appearances to push The Interview, reports BuzzFeed. That includes scheduled stops on Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers' shows, though the pair are still expected to attend a special screening in New York City on Thursday, notes Variety. The move comes after Sony's self-proclaimed hacker, a group called the Guardians of Peace, threatened 9/11-style violence at theaters for the Christmas release of the movie. Its plot centers on the assassination of North Korea's leader. (Sony has been sued by two former employees over the breach.)