North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Guides the Multiple-Rocket Launching Drill of Women's Sub-units Under KPA Unit 851
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receives applause as he guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women's sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) April 24, 2014. Reuters/North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)

North Korea will be receiving around 10000 copies of the controversial movie, 'The Interview', very soon. According to recent reports, an activist group from South Korea is planning to launch a drive to transport the CDs of the movie across the border.

The South Korean activist group has the unique plan of launching a series of balloons to carry CDs, DVDs and memory sticks across the border and into the territory of North Korea later this month. This was reported by ABC news, which states that former defector Park Sang-Hak confirmed the same.

"Probably, the first launch will be made in late January if the weather conditions allow," Park said. He even admitted that his foundations has financed the production of the DVDs and memory sticks, as well as the leaflets to be tied along with the material.

Park, who is the chairman of 'Fighters for a Free North Korea' and a self-acclaimed human rights activist, hopes that the plan can be executed properly by March as the wind will blow in their direction, which would help propel the balloons to their destination. He is targeting a huge chunk of North Koreans who own DVD players at home and reportedly has a tendency of watching overseas discs despite the possibility of facing severe punishment when caught.

'The Interview' has struck a chord in North Korea and faced immense criticism from North Korean supporters. The movie is a satirical take on the assassination of North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un. As reported earlier, the Sony IT system was hacked on Nov. 24 last year as a sign of the attackers' protest and agitation against the film. The incident created quite a stir in Hollywood and around the world.

The hacking gang, 'Guardians Of Peace', had claimed responsibility for the hack attack, which resulted in the leakage of various email exchanges and other confidential information of the company. Sony reportedly received 9/11 style threat attacks against the cinemas featuring the film, which prompted the company to cancel its Christmas day release.

However, Sony backtracked their earlier decision and released the movie in a handful of theatres after President Barack Obama expressed disappointment over their initial move. Witnessing the remarkable response of the public to the latest decision, Sony has been continuously expanding the controversial movie's digital and theatrical release.

According to The Guardian, 'The Interview' will be release in Australia on Jan. 22 and in the U.K. on Feb. 6. The $44 million production has thus far grossed $15m in digital sales. Moreover, it has become the most downloaded film in Sony's history.