LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Photos stated Tuesday that it will release the social satire “The Hunt,” a film it canceled in the wake of criticism about its premise of “elites” searching persons for activity in pink states.
A trailer announcing the film’s March 13 release day offers the “elites” hunting common individuals as a conspiracy theory. Star Hilary Swank claims at just one point that “it wasn’t real” amid photos of shootings, explosions and other violence.
The trailer incorporates the line, “The most talked about movie of the yr is a person nobody’s noticed nonetheless.”
In August, Common Photographs canceled a September release for “The Hunt” following criticism, which includes from President Donald Trump. The president, without mentioning the film by title, claimed it was supposed “to inflame and bring about chaos.”
The cancellation arrived right after the studio experienced presently paused the advert campaign for the R-rated film in the wake of mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California.
The movie features 12 strangers who awake in a clearing who do not still know they’ve been picked for The Hunt, but just one of them manages to turn the table on the pursuers, a synopsis produced Tuesday stated.
“The Hunt,” created by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse, stars Oscar winner Swank and Betty Gilpin, and is directed by Craig Zobel. It was prepared by Damon Lindelof and his “Watchmen” collaborator Nick Cuse.
News of the film’s launch was 1st reported by The Hollywood Reporter.