Post by BTR1701
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
The studio's Saturday announcement came a day after President Donald Trump
took aim at the film-- though he didn't name its title.
The report I read said that the film wasn't being dropped entirely, just
that it's release would be delayed. To quote from the story in your link:
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*." [Emphasis added]
As I read that passage, they're simply not releasing it NOW. That has
been standard practice for a few years now on TV: if an episode of a
show features a scene that is too reminiscent of something horrific that
has just happened, the episode is held back for a few weeks and then is
shown, probably with an extra-cautious advisory.
In any case, I suspect conservatives may come to regret their strong
reaction to the film. I could be wrong but when I saw the trailer, I got
the distinct impression that the hunted "deplorables" turn the tables on
the elites by the end. Of course that could have simply been some
misleading editing in the trailer.