Universal pull plug on huge horror movie due to recent mass shootings in America 1 year ago

Universal pull plug on huge horror movie due to recent mass shootings in America

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The movie was set to hit cinemas on 27 September.

Universal Pictures has canceled the release of its upcoming thriller The Hunt following a number of mass shootings in America.

The decision comes days after a temporary halt was put on the marketing for the film.

Starring Hillary Swank, Glen Howerton, Betty Gilpin and Emma Roberts, the movie that was due to hit the big screen on 27 September will no longer be released.

According to Variety, a spokesperson for Universal released a statement, which read: "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."

The plot of the movie was as follows: Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chose, for a very specific purpose, The Hunt.

In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a bunch of elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt humans for sport.

But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of the hunted, Crystal, knows The Hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman at the center of it all.

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