When Hollywood endings turn deadly

Hollywood is the new 21st century think tank. Policies, projects, political personalities – not to mention plot twists – are cultivated in entertainment industry hothouses.

In this images made from video released by KRT on March 7, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, reacts during the launch of four missiles in an undisclosed location North Korea. Kim Jong-un has likely taken the storyline of a movie about him and twisted it to kill his half brother.

In this images made from video released by KRT on March 7, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, reacts during the launch of four missiles in an undisclosed location North Korea. Kim Jong-un has likely taken the storyline of a movie about him and twisted it to kill his half brother.

Donald Trump is only the latest manifestation of a TV personage to turn his reality show ratings and rantings into real political power. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan also come to mind. This phenomenon has been a growing and gathering domestic trend.

Now, foreign governments and leaders seemingly are relying on Hollywood for new actionable ideas as they pursue their national interests. In a twist that is only imaginable as a spy plot of an international thriller, Kim Jong-un has likely taken the storyline of a movie about him and twisted it to kill his half brother.  Read more.