Universal Pictures has actually canceled the scheduled September release of its questionable social satire “The Hunt,” in the wake of recent mass shootings and in the middle of criticism from President Donald Trump
The relocation came several days after the studio suspended the advertising campaign for the film, a gory, R-rated thriller that tells a tale of liberal “elites” searching individuals in red states for sport.
In a statement Saturday, Universal said it had chosen to take the additional action of canceling the film’s Sept. 27 release, stating “We comprehend that now is not the right time to release this movie.”
Exposed was the possibility that the motion picture could be launched in theaters or on streaming at a later date.
Trump slammed the planned film on Twitter Friday, without discussing its name, saying it was intended “to irritate and cause mayhem.”
The president also had severe words for Hollywood in the tweet, saying “Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level.”
Asked if the choice to ditch the release had actually been impacted by Trump’s remarks, a person familiar with the choice procedure, speaking on condition of privacy to explain internal deliberations, stated the cancellation had actually been under conversation by the studio and filmmaking team well prior to the comments were made.
The studio paused the ad campaign in the middle of recently because of the tragic mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California.
” The Hunt,” produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse, stars Oscar winner Hilary Swank and Betty Gilpin, and is directed by Craig Zobel.