Universal Pictures decided to cancel the release of controversial movie "The Hunt" which was due to premiere on September 27. This decision was made because of the public outrage that came because of its scenario. "The Hunt" is the story about the privileged minority that hunts "deplorables" as a way to have fun.
On Wednesday, the company told the press that the marketing campaign is paused for the moment after tragic shootings at Dayton, El Paso, and Gilroy. However, this weekend a spokesman for Universal Pictures said that the plans have changed. While he confirmed that the marketing campaign was initially paused, he also explained that the company would not release the movie.
He also revealed that they are still proud of this movie that he calls bold and visionary. He described "The Hunt" as nothing more than a satirical social thriller, but that it should not be released in the current social climate. Judging by his words, the movie could be released at a later date or presented on streaming services, but it's doubtful that will happen in the coming months.
The story of the movie suggests that liberals are the one hunting supporters of Donald Trump, as one of the main characters calls them "deplorables." This is the same term that Hillary Clinton used to describe supporters of the current president of the United States. Originally, the movie had a name "Red State vs. Blue State," but it was changed.
The biggest star of the film, Oscar-winner Hilary Swank, refused to answer the questions about the movie on Saturday and told the press that the conversation about something without understanding has no point.
President Trump slammed the movie on Friday saying that "The Hunt" represents a danger for the country, and the Hollywood and its elite is terrible.