“The Hunt, [which] depicts ‘elites’ kidnapping and then hunting ‘deplorables,’ is now set for release on March 13,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Given the intense violence on the screen, The Hunt is certain to earn an R rating. Universal plans to open it on 3,000 screens.” The studio can be leaning into the controversy, calling it the “most talked-about movie of the year is one that no ones actually seen.” Producer Jason Blum, who claims to have acquired loss of life threats over The Hunt, added that it’s “probably the most judged movie thats ever existed that everyone who judged it hadnt seen”:
Requested whether or not there was any pushback from Common concerning the movies violence coupled with its political themes, Blum says, It was learn as a satire, no completely different from Joker or different films which might be violent, he says. It was learn as a film that didnt take sides.
Screenwriter Damon Lindelof, of Misplaced, The Leftovers, and Watchmen fame, thinks The Hunt may very well have an sudden impact on tradition. “We think that people who see it are going to enjoy it and this may be a way to shine a light on a very serious problem in the country, which is that were divided. And we think the movie may actually, ironically, bring people together,” he said. Try the (wonderful) poster under.
(By way of Hollywood Reporter)