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Universal Studios pulls the movie ‘The Hunt’

Universal Studios pulls the movie ‘The Hunt’


>>GOOD TALKING WITH YOU, ARTHEL. ARTHEL: LIKEWISE. ERIC: THE MOVIE “THE HUNT” HAS BEEN KILLED. THAT CONTROVERSIAL FILM WILL NOT BE RELEASED BY UNIVERSAL IN THE WAKE OF LAST WEEKEND’S TWO MASS SHOOTINGS. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS CONFIRMING THAT DECISION. THE MOVIE HAPPENED TO BE BASED ON A SATIRE WHERE ELITES HUMAN VICTIMS, IN THE FILM THEY’RE CALLED DEPLORABLES, DOING THAT FOR SPORT. PRESIDENT TRUMP ACCUSED IT OF INTENDING TO ENFLAME AND CAUSE CHAOS, AND HE PUT THE BLAME DIRECTLY ON HOLLYWOOD. JONATHAN HUNT LIVE IN LOS ANGELES WITH MORE ON THESE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. HI, JONATHAN.>>Reporter: ERIC, IN THE WAKE OF THE MASS SHOOTINGS IN EL PASO AND DAYTON, UNIVERSAL HAS FOUND ITSELF UNDER PRESSURE ALL WEEK OVER THE MOVIE, AND NOW IT HAS BOWED TO THAT PRESSURE, RELEASING A STATEMENT ON ITS WEB SITE THAT READS, QUOTE: WHILE UNIVERSAL PICTURES HAD ALREADY PAUSED THE MARKETING CAMPAIGN FOR “THE HUNT,” AFTER THOUGHTFUL CONSIDERATION THE STUDIO HAS DECIDED TO CANCEL OUR PLANS TO RELEASE THE FILM. WE STAND BY OUR FILMMAKERS AND WILL CONTINUE TO DISTRIBUTE FILMS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BOLD AND VISIONARY CREATORS LIKE THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SATIRICAL SOCIAL THRILLER. BUT WE UNDERSTAND THAT NOW IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME TO RELEASE THIS FILM. NOW, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER HAD PREVIOUSLY SAID THE ORIGINAL TITLE OF “THE HUNT” WAS RED STATE VERSUS BLUE STATE AND THAT EARLY IN THE SCRIPT ONE OF THE CHARACTERS SAYS, QUOTE, NOTHING BETTER THAN GOING AFTER THE MANNA AND SLAUGHTERING A DOZEN DEPLORABLES. THAT, OF COURSE, IS THE SAME WORD HILLARY CLINTON FAMOUSLY USED TO DESCRIBE DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTERS DURING THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN. WE HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE, NOR READ THE SCREENPLAY, SO WE CAN’T INDEPENDENTLY CONFIRM THAT LINE ABOUT DEPLORABLES IS IN THE MOVIE. WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IS ONE OF THE TRAILERS RELEASED BY UNIVERSAL IN WHICH TWO CHARACTERS TALK ABOUT THE RIGHT OF WEALTHY 1%ERS TO HUNT THE LESS WELL OFF.>>WE PAY FOR EVERYTHING. THE COUNTRY BELONGS TO US.>>HUNTING HUMAN BEINGS FOR SPORT.>>THEY’RE NOT HUMAN BEINGS.>>Reporter: JUST YESTERDAY PRESIDENT TRUMP, WITHOUT SPECIFICALLY NAMING THE MOVIE, HAD LASHED OUT AT HOLLYWOOD.>>YOU TALK ABOUT RACIST, HOLLYWOOD IS RACIST. WHAT THEY’RE DOING WITH THE KIND OF MOVIES THEY’RE PUTTING OUT, IT’S ACTUALLY VERY DANGEROUS FOR OUR COUNTRY. WHAT HOLLYWOOD IS DOING IS A TREMENDOUS THE DISSERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.>>REPORTER: IT SHOULD BE POINTED OUT, ERIC, THAT AS FAR AS WE’RE AWARE, NO ONE HAS SUGGESTED THE MOVIE HAD ANYTHING RACIST MATERIAL IN IT. BUT CLEARLY, IT DID HAVE OVERTLY VIOLENT POLITICAL OVERTONES, AND IN PULLING THE MOVIE, UNIVERSAL IS ACKNOWLEDGING THE VIEW OF MANY THAT THIS WAS AN

  • Did no one watch this trailer? The “deplorables” are clearly the heroes of this film, and it’s much more a fight of normal people vs the 1%.

    White people going after white people is not racist, I thought the right hated when everything was labeled racist for no reason

  • I don’t support Hollywood period. Most actors support gun control yet get rich off gun violence the majority of them are hipocrites

  • Now let's make a movie about conservatives hunting down radical leftists and force them to sit down and listen to schiff, nadler and pelosi. That would be real torture.

  • Right… because the movie was exactly speaking the truth. What do you call it when someone drops dead because they can’t afford to pay $2k/mo on insulin? It’s called dying to make people rich.

  • This isn’t “racist”. This is pure EVIL! The so-called elites already do this for real! They are just flaunting it in our faces with this kind of movie. Most people couldn’t handle the truth of the sadistic evil these people live out daily. And snuff movies have been around for a long time. It’s time to get over the left and right divide. It’s good verses evil. United we stand, divided we fall. They keep us divided with left and right thinking and by our skin color. Wake up! Embrace truth!

  • if no one has noticed yet, Hollywood is a propaganda manufacturing facility.. the name Hollywood roots from Witchcraft. the wood of the holly tree holds the most power and is best used when making wands for incantation.. take that as an analogy or literally for its relevant either way.

  • America so you can cherry pick your rights? You have them or you don't. You are now being like Canada, England,Australia.

  • Go ahead welfare rats. Start it off. We will reduce the demorat population significantly. Turn pedophile Hollywood into a third world country.

  • It's never ''the right time" to release a film like that. Trash like that is what desensitizes people to violence

  • Hollywood is the biggest promoters of violence in this Country. They vomit their puke into society without any accountability while government tyrants and leftist Hollywood ideologues attack our Second Amendment Rights. Hollywood is the true instigators of the criminally insane who commit gun violence across this land. If the tyrants are going to blame guns for the violence perpetrated by the insane, then let the entertainment industry take equal responsibility in that blame.

  • So we call people who perpetuate
    violence bold and visionaries. That's a nice name for it. So tell me which side promotes violence? There will never be a good time to release this garbage.

  • To call the producers of such trash, Halfwits, is being extremely over generous. Tells you all you need to know about the bent Lefty mentality. The same twats who have destroyed so much including a education system that was fixed (& phucked) even though it was not broken. And where is it right now in terms of preparing our kids for productive negotiation of adulthood?

  • So, kidnapping people to place on a reserve to then hunt them is considered "bold and visionary?"
    The only reason they are calling it a "satirical social thriller" is because they never call a spade a spade. Never.
    In their delusional politically correct mindset they view themselves as enlightened and everyone else as oblivious and easily fooled.

  • Tbh looks like those liberals get there asses kicked in the movie by the “deplorables” so I kinda wanna see it

  • GOOD! When will movies become original again? Where are the wholesome shows like "Mr Ed" and "little house on the praries". The last good movie was 2011 "In Time". That movie shows why socialism and raising minimum wage does nothing good

  • RACEISM CAN BE RICH AGAINST THE REST OF US THEIR BETTER THAN US THERE FOR WE R LESS THAN THAT IS RACEISM IN IT PUREST FORM

  • I'm confused… I thought the left was a full of snowflakes but all I see is a bunch of right wing snowflakes who's feelings got hurt and had a fit so a movie could be cancelled. I thought the right loved Freedom of Speech? Guess not

  • Hollywood doesn't realize if we the people boycott their films then they lose, I don't go to movies based on the crazy outspoken haters (actors) it takes us all

  • We need to make a movie that will get rid of all Democrats and liberal trash " America then will be at there best 👍 go Trump and Republican party 2020

  • They are just gonna repackaged it as a Holiday film this Christmas…"Bill & Hillary's Excellent Adventure" 👀🇺🇲🤡🔫🐸🤫👌

  • Republicans: The constitution is infallible and freedom of speech must be upheld.

    Also Republicans: This movie offends me so it must be cancelled.

  • They are already "hunting" us anyway with their doxing, psychical attacks, boycotting and interference in our personal lives.

  • I'm as pro America's conservative as they come and I say realise the movie it's your right but do us a favor and stop running your leftist mouths about how we on the right are the ones who cause all the hate and remember when someone decides this is a good idea and attacks the wrong person you started it scumbags

  • If Universal is smart they will dispose of the movie. First time sometime follows the movies plot Universal will be sued by all those involved.

  • You wanna talk racist? Have a look at The Purge movies. The movie where Whu-ites are amoral killers and PoC are the only ones that aren't pure evil.

  • I am telling you this movie was not about LIBERALS hunting REPUBLICANS – It was about REPUBLICANS hunting LIBERALS. I have not seen the movie (and neither have you) but the trailer is easy to figure out how they have you thinking one way when its really the other. Hollywood would never let Republicans be the victim. The poor people you see being hunted are Liberals. I don't have to see the movie to figure it out.

  • Hollywierd is out of ideas! And the Hollywierdos in them! Hollywood is Dead! Consumed by Hate for Trump! MAGA! Stop putting money in the pockets of Haters! 👊😎🇺🇸

  • The Hollywierdo's Hate our Flag, our People, our Country! They are Socialist, and Acting is gone, there called Activists now. All they have are remakes, out of ideas. But if they make a movie, its against America! Don't Support Haters! This is all your gonna get, Hate America Movies. And all those Washed up anti American Actors Suck Anyway! Real Peices of 💩!

  • Slipery slope folks ,ok you cried &, they took action against a movie in our land of free speech and exprecion . Great now a select few of deplorables now look like liberals. What a mess ,you all took the bait. Now this deplorable is not free to watch a movie . CRAZY !

  • "Now is not the right time to release this film"? Seriously?! Your motives are clearly self-serving. Your statement tells us that you think there will be a "right" time in the future for this garbage to be released. Utterly disgusting!

  • Awe poor snow flake, got triggered and ran to his safe space and screamed about a movie that paints the deplorables as the good guys! Hahaha that's rich.

  • We have already had “the hunt”. Remember the radical leftists democrat that hunted republicans at baseball practice. Steve Scolice was shot by the lunatic democrat.

  • Fascinating that, even for a moment, sane people could be expected to swallow this as a "satire". In the current climate of US mass shootings and ultra polarised politics, this could only be viewed as satire by someone whose mind has already been poisoned by the conditioning used by the amoral hypocrisy of the far left. President Trump labelling this as "racist" rather misses the point that this is a dangerous attempt to normalize a deeply entrenched trend towards violence as a means to achieve your goals while all the time decrying the very same techniques supposedly used by those you are opposed to! Disinformation at its best, morality lowered to new lows.

  • They didn't shut it down. They just delayed the release and this controversy was a huge publicity stunt. It'll probably be a huge success when they release it. It wouldn't be surprised if they never planned to release it next month and were only trying to create a buzz around it, which they did.

  • I think it’s hilarious that the hunt is being cancelled but the extremely violent trailer for. “ ready or not” is perfectly fine

    I think it got cancelled because the “deplorables” obviously win

  • This is one of the reasons I don't watch 99% of movies that come out. The main reason is lack of quality or a shred of desire to watch most of the crap that comes out, but ultimately Hollywood is the most gratuitously sexist and violent entity on the earth. It needs to be investigated, so let's begin with the pedophiles.

  • Bunch of snowflakes. The country is going to be overrun by a buch of self righteous overprivileged snowflakes. Blaming movies when parents fail at parenting. Pathetic.

  • The filmmakers of this movie are one major example for America’s continuous hatred for one another between political parties.

  • clears throat remember the purge? Remember rich people killing animals who are in the endangered species list?? Yeah you don’t but now you do. You’re welcome.

  • Boycott Universal theme park in Orlando. See if we can make them file Chapter 11. Hate speech is not free speech and wishing innocent people dead is just plain evil. 😎

  • this is sick they ought to pull it!! it should have never been made!! this is another fine example of how whacky the liberals are!!they are always enciting criminal activity and when they do turn in into blame game toward other side these people are all nuts!!!!!!!!

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