‘The Hunt’ Promotion Is Stopped – Universal Pictures is stopping showcasing for its forthcoming thriller movie “The Hunt,” because of three mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; and Gilroy, California.
‘The Hunt’ Promotion Is Stopped:
A studio rep said in a statement, “Out of sensitivity to the attention on the country’s recent shooting tragedies, Universal Pictures and the filmmakers of The Hunt have temporarily paused its marketing campaign and are reviewing materials as we move forward.”
“The violent, R-rated film from producer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse follows a dozen MAGA types who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals,” THR’s Kim Masters wrote. “It features guns blazing along with other ultra-violent killings as the elites pick off their prey.”
“While some trailers for the film have been pulled, there’s an internal debate deliberating the film’s next steps,” Daily Mail’s Lauren Edmonds wrote. “But decisions will need to come fast, as there’s a promotional blitz planned in September.”
Why The Hunt Marketing Is Stopped Check The Trailer Out:
The violent, gun-toting ‘The Hunt’ film is around a group people from predominately Republican states being kidnapped and hunted for sport by liberal elites.
GLOW’s Betty Gilpin stars opposite Hilary Swank, the two leads playing women on different political divides in an exaggerated re-imagining.
In the trailer, Swank’s character says: ‘We pay for everything, so this country belongs to us.’
Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen… for a very specific purpose … The Hunt.
In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a bunch of elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt humans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of the hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, GLOW), knows The Hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.
From Jason Blum, the producer of Get Out and The Purge series, and Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the TV series The Leftovers and Lost, comes a new mysterious social thriller.
The Hunt is written by Lindelof and his fellow The Leftovers’ collaborator Nick Cuse and is directed by Craig Zobel (Z for Zachariah, The Leftovers). Blum produces for his Blumhouse Productions alongside Lindelof. The film is executive produced by Zobel, Cuse and Steven R. Molen.
“The Hunt” is scheduled to be released on Sept. 27.