FIRST LOOK: The Hunt

Remember the movie in September 2019 that horrifically timed real events and President Trump seemingly squashed with a tweet?

It’s back on Friday the 13th in March, I guess because it was all just satire, the production money was spent, and it’s from Blumhouse that seems to have earned a lot of wide release movies by its box office track record.

The film — a satiric thriller that follows a group of liberal elites who try to track down and kill “red state” conservatives for sport — sparked controversy and was shelved in August following the Dayton and El Paso mass shootings. It also drew the ire of President Donald Trump, who (though he did not name the film) insinuated via Twitter that “the movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos.”

‘The Hunt’ Producer on the Film’s Release: – Variety

This is a recent drop-in title from Universal that was lingering in TBA status after being pulled last year. It was put back on the screening schedule Thursday, February 13 for a month later. A new trailer was added as well, embedded below.

The Hunt official trailer

Haven’t seen the original trailer?

The original extended trailer

Political controversy aside, we’ll soon find out if this movie is worth all the fuss it received last year. Clearly in the promotion blurbs the marketing team is pushing the controversy as even more reason to go see it.

The story of a bunch of people waking up to find out they’re being hunted could be interesting, but I’m hopeful it doesn’t try to be too political in its message and just focuses on telling an entertaining story. I’ve liked some of what Blumhouse has produced. I think they’re at their best when they are doing something original vs. remaking/rebooting films and this is an original.

The Hunt opens wide in theaters on March 13, 2020 — Friday the 13th!

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