On July 31, 2019, Universal released a trailer for ‘The Hunt’, and people were pissed.
This wasn’t “You’re Sonic doesn’t look like my Sonic” pissed, this was “You’re movie shouldn’t be seen by anybody” pissed. The movie follows a wealthy group of liberals known as “the elite” who hunt down citizens known as “deplorables” for fun. Call it bad timing (or again, maybe this is a movie that shouldn’t have been made) but two mass shootings happened in El Paso and Dayton and the movie pushed back the release date from September 27, 2019, to October 18, 2019, then Universal pulled the film from the release schedule.
You and I know that this movie would find its eventual release, and here we are. With a fresh trailer that makes fun of people for taking a serious matter seriously. We all know they can’t just lose out on the money they’ve already put into this film.
I’m not going to tell you what to do, but if Universal doesn’t listen to the protests maybe they will listen when their movie tanks.
‘The Hunt’ releases on March 13, 2020.