The Poster For Seth Rogen And James Franco’s New Comedy Is Filled With Anti-American Propaganda

“Do not trust stupid Americans!” Plus: the trailer!

1. On Wednesday, producer-directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End) tweeted a first look at the poster for their new comedy, The Interview.

Columbia Pictures / Via Twitter: @evandgoldberg

In the movie, Rogen and James Franco play the producer and star of a celebrity tabloid TV show who unwittingly land an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un — and are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.

The poster, however, is filled with exactly the kind of anti-American propaganda slogans one could expect to find in North Korea. Along with the phrase “Western capitalist pigs” to describe Rogen and Goldberg, there are several comically provocative phrases in Korean.

2. These missiles are covered with a slogan that translates to “We will begin a war” — not subtle.

Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures


Another possible translation is simply “War will begin.” Also not subtle.

3. The text right beneath the stars’ names proclaims, “Do not trust stupid Americans!”

Columbia Pictures

Another possible translation is slightly kinder: “Don’t believe these ignorant Americans!”

(The small text to the left and right of the title, meanwhile, translates to the film’s title.)

4. These tanks are similarly adorned with the same threatening language on the missiles: “War will begin.”

Columbia Pictures

5. While the fine print at the bottom of the poster pretty much reiterates the opening tagline, roughly translating to: “Awful work by the ‘pigs’ that created Neighbors and This Is the End.”

6. The Interview is scheduled to open on Oct. 10, 2014. You can watch the trailer below:

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