Universal Studios cancels the premiere of "The Hunt" for shootings.

Last week two shootings between Ohio and Texas resulted in the deaths of 31 people.

Universal Studios cancels the premiere of "The Hunt" for shootings.
Universal Studios cancels the premiere of "The Hunt" for shootings.


The Universal studio on Saturday canceled the premiere of the movie "The Hunt," scheduled for September 27, amid a controversy over the release of this film after recent shootings as well as criticism of President Donald Trump's film.


Directed by Craig Zobel ("Compliance," 2012) and starring Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank.

"The Hunt" focuses on a group of wealthy people who hunt people for pleasure and as a sport in a rural area of the United States.

Although Universal Pictures had decided before to stop the advertising campaign of 'The Hunt.' after a reasoned consideration, the studio has decided to cancel plans to release the film.
Universal said Saturday in a statement collected by US media.


We support our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in association with daring and visionary creators. Such as those related to this satirical and social thriller.

But we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.

Universal refers to the killings of last weekend in the border city of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which left 31 fatalities in total.


In this regard, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, attacked Hollywood on Friday, considered that this industry is "racist" and, in an apparent allusion to "The Hunt," said that film is "made to cause chaos."


"The liberal Hollywood is racist at the highest level, and with much anger and hatred! They like to call themselves elite, but they are not elite," Trump said on Twitter.


"The movie that is going to be released is made to cause chaos. It creates violence and then tries to blame others. They are true racists, and they are awful for our country."


The screenplay for "The Hunt" is sign by Damon Lindelof, a prestigious producer, and screenwriter who created the series "Lost" with Carlton Cuse and Jeffrey Lieber.
Lindelof wrote, "The Hunt" with Nick Cuse, son of Carlton Cuse.


Behind this film is the producer Jason Blum, a great horror and contemporary thriller who has specialized in small-budget films that later destroy the box office.


In Blum's career, successful films such as "Split" (2016) and "Get Out" (2017) or the film sagas of "Paranormal Activity," "Insidious" and "The Purge" stand out.

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