Twelve strangers, in an unknown land, with unknown people, all chosen for a specific purpose; a much greater cause. This is the plotline of ‘The Hunt.’ The movie was to go on floors on September 27, 2019.
The film, criticized for its content by many, has compelled Universal to put the movie on hold. The political thriller has raised my eyes, and the movie has also been labeled as ‘racist.’
Marketing of the movies had already been put on hold post the El Paso and Dayton shootings, which snatched the life of thirty-one people. A promotional poster of the film warns- ‘Hunting Season Open: Only designated people may be hunted in the manor.’
Though many claim that movie has only been postponed due to censorship issues, that might not be the only reason.
According to reports, the liberal characters refer to their prey as ‘deplorables.’ Hillary Clinton also used this term to refer to President Donald Trump’s fans in the 2016 elections.
Without naming the movie, Mr. Trump had tweeted- “The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence and then try to blame others. They are true racists and very bad for our country!”
‘The Hunt’ is said to be a violent satire about America’s deep political divide.
The movie starring Hilary Swank, Emma Roberts, and Betty Gilpin was produced by horror film specialist Blumhouse Productions and directed by Craig Zobel. The company has also pulled down the official link of the trailer from Youtube.
Universal has released an official statement as follows- ‘We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.’