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‘The Hunt’ is back on from Universal Pictures

Straight from Variety, it was reported today that The Hunt from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions has been set for release on Friday March 13, 2020 with a new trailer accompanying the announcement.

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Surrounded by controversy since the start of its marketing campaign, the film was postponed from its original September 2019 release with no word on it until today.

The premise of The Hunt is loosely based on the 1924 short story The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell and follows 12 strangers who mysteriously wake up in a clearing. They do not know where they are or how they got there, however they discover that they have been chosen to be hunted in a game devised by a group of people from the rich elite. The hunters gather in a remote facility called the Manor House but their sport gets derailed when one of the hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin), fights back and starts killing them one by one. read more

Director Craig Zobel Responds to the Cancellation of ‘The Hunt’

Universal’s abrupt cancellation of their upcoming Blumhouse production, The Hunt, surprised many in the film industry, none more so than its director Craig Zobel

A week after the decision to cancel the film’s release, Zobel told Variety that “If I believed this film could incite violence, I wouldn’t have made it.  Our ambition was to poke at both sides of the aisle equally.  We seek to entertain and unify, not enrage and divide.  It is up to the viewers to decide what their takeaway will be.” read more