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Universal Pictures has scrapped the release of its controversial film, "The Hunt" following criticism from both Democrats and Republicans.

The film, a satire about a world where humans hunt each other for sport, starred Hilary Swank, Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, and Emma Roberts.

"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," a Universal Pictures said in a statement.

"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."

The movie was slated for a Sept. 27 release.

The studio's decision came a day after President Donald Trump took aim at the film, saying it was "made to inflame and cause chaos."

The R-rated film follows a group of elite liberals hunting "deplorables" for sport.




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Universal Pictures Cancels Plans to Release the Film "The Hunt"

Universal Pictures has canceled plans to release the Blumhouse thriller "The Hunt" following the mass shootings last month in El Paso and Dayton.

"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," the statement, posted on the film's website, read. "We stand bu 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 the film."


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Additionally, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap, "This was a decision that the studio came to with the hunt filmmaking team. It was a tough call for the company, but studio leadership, led by Donna Langley, agreed that this film could wait."
Previously, Universal had halted the marketing campaign for the horror film "out of sensitivity on the country's recent shooting tragedies."

Playing on political divides in the Trump era, "The Hunt" follows 12 conservatives who discover they have been kidnapped and brought to The Manor, a hunting ground where liberal billionaires pay top dollar to hunt them for sport. Hilary Swank plays the founder of The Manor, while Betty Gilpin plays the leader of the hunted as they fight back against their would-be killers. Craig Zobel directs, and Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley and Ike Barinholtz also star.

A video for the film, which shows a gunfight in an open field and Gilpin's character killing two of the Manor's patrons with a shotgun, was released on July 30. An ad that was set to air on ESPN over the weekend was pulled after an attack on a Walmart in El Paso that killed 22 people.

Over the years, films have had their marketing adjusted following major tragedies. One of the most famous was a withdrawn trailer for Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man," which featured Spider-Man slinging up a helicopter with bank robbers between the towers of the World Trade Center. The trailer was removed following the September 11 attacks.


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They got the message out, hunt deplorables. But they aren't promoting violence, it's just a movie.
 

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Bet if it were Deplorables hunting elite liberals, the outcry would have been deafening.
 

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Liberals live in a fanasty world, where they think because they see it in a movie, will be how it will be in the real world. They simply haven't experience reality ......... yet.
 
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They will never experience reality - their entire upbringing has been a fantasy
 
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Universal is going to eat the cost of this film?
 

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They probably think President Trump will be defeated and they will be able to bring it out when a dem is in charge, like Sam said, it's just a movie
 
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