'Last week, we reported that Universal Studios was releasing an inflammatory movie called “The Hunt,” in which “liberal elites” hunted and brutally murdered so-called “MAGA types.” After a massive public outcry, Universal today announced that they’ve canceled their plans to release the “satirical film” in September. This comes after the studio temporarily halted marketing following two politically motivated mass shootings in one weekend.
The statement from Universal
The official website for the movie has only the following statement.
While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film. 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. (source)
Insiders tell Variety that the studio came to the decision alongside “The Hunt” filmmakers. They also said it was a tough decision for the company, but studio leadership ultimately determined that the film could wait. (source)
Perhaps their decision had something to do with all the people who vowed to boycott the film – and even other films by Universal – after hearing about the outrageously divisive plot of the movie.'
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