Blumhouse’s The Hunt Gets a New Trailer and Release Date

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You may recall that the upcoming Blumhouse thriller The Hunt took some heat after several mass shootings in the U.S. last summer, ultimately causing Universal to pull it from their planned September release. Now, almost exactly six months later, they have decided that enough time has passed and officially announced a theatrical release next month with the new marketing campaign leaning into the controversy. The movie revolves around a group of liberal elites who gather every year and kidnap a group of ordinary Americans to hunt them for sport. This time around, however, one of the people being hunted decides to fight back and make her way to the center of the conspiracy. Written by Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse (Watchmen) and directed by Craig Zobel (Z for Zachariah), the movie stars Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ethan Suplee, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Ike Barinholtz, Macon Blair and Amy Madigan. The Hunt hits theatres on March 13th; check out the new trailer below and see what you think.

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  • Lior

    Judging by the trailer, they were right to pull the movie off when they did. The tone seems to be heavily satirical, but all the imagery of firearms and violence would’ve made it problematic.

    The knee jerk reaction to the use of the controversy in the marketing is to say it’s a cynical move, but I think they had to acknowledge it somehow, so they simply decided to leverage it for the movie. Makes sense, I guess.

    The film looks interesting, and it’s a good trailer.