Following a tragic mass shooting at a Walmart last year in Texas, the Universal Pictures pulled back the movie ‘The Hunt’ from the theatre screens to avoid any tragedies. However, the studio now has decided to roll it back to the theatres this March as a private screening for limited audiences.
— The Hunt (@TheHuntMov) February 11, 2020
In an interview with Fox News, Damon Lindelof, co-writer and producer of the film said it was never their intention to create division but to poke fun at both sides of the aisle.
“We set out to tell a story that didn’t take sides and that meant, yes, being fair and balanced in satirically roasting all sides… to have fun without trying to force a message down anyone’s throat or wagging our fingers… to trust the audience to make up their minds for themselves.”
He added, “We understand how some believe we are in divided times, but nothing brings us together like a movie. And we hope ‘The Hunt’ can do just that.”
“The Hunt’ is a satirical social thriller intended to entertain and drive conversation, not enrage and divide,” the insider explained. “The studio supports storytellers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold creators with something to say.”
“Hollywood, I don’t call them the elites. I think the elites are the people they go after in many cases. But Hollywood is really terrible,” Trump said. “What they’re doing, with the kind of movie they’re putting out, it’s actually very dangerous for our country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country.”