Universal Scraps ‘The Hunt’ Release Following Gun Violence Uproar. By Trilby Beresford.
The studio’s decision came a day after President Trump took aim at the film, saying it was “made to inflame and cause chaos.” The story follows a group of elites hunting “deplorables” for sport.
Universal has decided to scrap the release of The Hunt — an R-rated satire in which elites hunt “deplorables” for sport — following a series of mass shootings across the country. The film had been set to hit theaters on Sept. 27.
Trumpo weighed in:
Our recent post about The Hunt, Hollywood Film Depicts Trump Supporters Being Hunted for Sport by Liberals, shows the film is clearly a fantasy for the side of politics that says it is “more compassionate:
I will go out on a limb and guess that Universal executives shelved the movie because of Trump’s suggestion that film violence contributes to real violence, for which Hollywood liberals “then try to blame others.” The executives, I suspect, didn’t want to do anything that might compromise the Democrats’ ability to blame President Trump. …
It could be that Universal decided to shelve the movie because they figured out that they had blundered and might actually help Trump.
Someone mention gun control in the US?