The Hunt, a horror movie about a group of wealthy liberals who hunt conservatives, will finally be released next month after being pulled back following heavy criticism from conservatives, including President Donald Trump. As we said when the first trailer was released past year, The Hunt is like a mixture of The Purge, Hostel, Predators, and 1932's The Most Dangerous Game.
Universal Pictures released a new trailer for The Hunt starring Betty Gilpin along with a new release date despite a previous statement indicating they had canceled their plans to release the film. They like to call themselves "Elite", but they are not Elite. "In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite". The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos. "They create their own violence, and then try to blame others". The controversial thriller - which stars Oscar victor Hilary Swank, Betty Gilpin of "GLOW", Emma Roberts of "American Horror Story" and more - focuses on a group of liberals who hunt conservatives for sport. They don't know they've been chosen... for a very specific goal ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Universal Pictures said Tuesday that it will release the social satire "The Hunt", a film it canceled in the wake of criticism about its premise of "elites" hunting people for sport in red states.
"It's probably the most judged movie that's ever existed that everyone who judged it hadn't seen", Blum told The Hollywood Reporter. Two of the movie's creators, producer Jason Blum and screenwriter Damon Lindelof, attended a screening this week in Los Angeles, according to Entertainment Weekly, and talked to reporters afterward. "We weren't going to win the conversation around that and so it was our decision, in holding hands with Universal, to take the movie off the schedule".
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, producer Jason Blum said that "none of us were interested in taking sides with this movie", while co-writer Damon Lindelof described the film as having been "misunderstood" a year ago.
"This is not a risky movie", Lindelof told Variety in a new interview published Tuesday.