The Hunt May Still Get Released, But Probably Not Anytime Soon

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Blumhouse's controversial movie The Hunt was recently pulled from Universal Pictures' release schedule. The movie was supposed to hit theaters in September, but now there is no release date in sight, though Jason Blum hopes to remedy that situation in the future. The story reportedly involves 12 "deplorables" kidnapped and released on a big stretch of land where they can then be hunted by the liberal wealthy elite. The Hunt automatically sparked controversy, but it all seemed like good free marketing at the time.

However, things took a turn for the worse after the deadly mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas within days of each other and the Gilroy, California shooting about a week prior. Universal Pictures immediately decided to pause the promotional campaign for The Hunt, which was a wise decision since the footage featured humans hunting other humans. After the decision to pause marketing,
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