Sony isn't taking any chances … After threats of a 9/11 style terrorist attack against Seth Rogen and James Franco's movie The Interview -- the satirical comedy's New York premiere has a been canceled.

On Tuesday, the group behind the Sony hack, Guardians of Peace (GOP), released a statement online that warned audiences to avoid the film and for people who reside close to the movie theaters to leave their homes.

Sony itself didn't cancel the premiere. However, it did give its blessing to theaters to cancel the comedy in which Rogen and Franco play TV journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong Un, North Korea's maniacal leader.

The premiere was scheduled to take place on Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Sunshine Cinema on Manhattan's Lower East Side, but was canceled by Landmark on Tuesday.

The two funny men were also to do several TV appearances to promote their film including spots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and Late Night with Seth Meyers -- which have all been canceled as a result of the threats.

The Department of Homeland Security also issued a statement saying there was, “no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters.”

However, Rogen spoke about the hoopla when he called into KROQ's Kevin and Bean show, saying he wanted the whole situation to be over.

"I'm just going to go and try not to think about any of this stuff for a few days ... I've been playing mental acrobatics. It's a very funny movie and amidst all the stuff surrounding it, it's just a comedy. Its prime goal was not to be controversial."

Hmm ... well the movie is about trying to assassinate Kim Jong-Un -- that seems pretty controversial if you ask us!

UPDATE: - Sony has decided to pull The Interview's release date as of Wednesday afternoon.

"In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release," Sony Pictures announced in a statement. "We respect and understand our partners' decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers."

In addition to canceling the theatrical release of the film this afternoon, CNN just reported that U.S. investigators deemed that the Sony hackers were working with or for North Korea.