The Sony movie hackers are threatening a terrorist attack on theaters that show the movie The Interview.
In their most disturbing threat yet, the hackers, known as "Guardians of Peace" but believed to be the North Korean government, warn: "The world will be full of fear. Remember 11th of September 2001. We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places "The Interview" will be shown. How bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. If your house is nearby you better leave."
The movie is a comedy about a bungling assassination attempt on the boy dictator of North Korea. It's set to be released on Christmas Day in theaters across America. It's a stunning escalation by the hackers who have brought turmoil to Sony by releasing embarrassing emails.
Forensics professor Lawrence Kobilinsky told INSIDE EDITION, "It seems ludicrous that a humorous film would have triggered this kind of response, but it's a very serious, a very serious problem that we really have to be wide awake, our eyes have to be open, to the potential danger. It is great danger. We need to put a stop to this as quickly as possible."
Meanwhile, the fallout over those leaked Sony emails continues.
Sony honcho Amy Pascal addressed a closed-door town hall meeting of Sony employees.
In the meeting, Pascal said, "It devastates me that something that I did or said or...in a second would hurt any one of you and for that I am so profoundly sorry."
Seth Rogen and James Franco, stars of The Interview, the movie at the center of the hacking scandal, appeared on Good Morning America.
GMA host George Stephanopoulos asked them, "Any second thoughts at all?"
Rogen said, "At this point, we can't, it's too late to have any. We set out to make a movie that was really entertaining to audiences and I genuinely think we did that."
And at the premiere of Unbroken, Brad Pitt stood in for ailing wife Angelina Jolie, who became a victim of the Sony hack attack with the release of an email that called her a "minimally talented spoiled brat."
In a YouTube video Angelina released, she said, "I found out last night that I have chickenpox."
At the premiere, Brad joked how Angelina looks with the chickenpox.
Brad said, "I'm representing my wife who is at home, polka dotted and spotted and lamenting that she can't be here, but her spirits are high."
Brad was with three of their children, Pax, Maddox, and daughter Shiloh, who was dressed just like her brothers.
Brad did his duty as a good husband to sell his wife's movie.
Brad said, "It's an incredible story and I hope everyone sees it."