Universal Pictures Plans to Release Movie About Hunting ‘Deplorables’ After All

By Melanie Arter | February 14, 2020 | 9:39am EST
(Screenshot from movie trailer for "The Hunt")
(Screenshot from movie trailer for "The Hunt")

Universal Pictures announced this week that it has decided to release “The Hunt,” a movie about liberal elites hunting “deplorables,” after all despite plans last fall to scrap the movie altogether.

“The most talked about movie of the year is one nobody’s seen yet. #TheHuntMovie opens in theaters Friday the 13th of March. #DecideForYourself,” Universal Pictures tweeted.



As previously reported, according to the Hollywood Reporter, one character asks early in the screenplay, “Did anyone see what our ratf*cker-in-chief just did?" Another character responds: "At least The Hunt's coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables."

The Hollywood Reporter described the script as such:

The script for The Hunt features the red-state characters wearing trucker hats and cowboy shirts, with one bragging about owning seven guns because it's his constitutional right. The blue-state characters — some equally adept with firearms — explain that they picked their targets because they expressed anti-choice positions or used the N-word on Twitter. "War is war," says one character after shoving a stiletto heel through the eye of a denim-clad hillbilly.


“The Hunt” is scheduled to be released on March 13.

As previously reported, the R-rated satire was pulled in the wake of recent mass shootings: 

“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,” it said in a statement on the film’s website.

This comes just days after a Florida man plowed his truck into a group of Trump supporters at a voter registration drive in Jacksonville.

According to police, Gregory Timm was motivated by his hatred for President Donald Trump, Politico reported.

“The suspect advised that he does not like President Trump,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report of Gregory Timm’s arrest says. 



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