"Did anyone see what our ratfucker-in-chief just did?" one character asks early in the screenplay for The Hunt, a Universal Studio Picture set to open Sept. 27. Another responds: "At least The Hunt's coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables."
The violent, R-rated film from producer Jason Blum's Blumhouse follows a dozen MAGA types who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals. It features guns blazing along with other ultra-violent killings as the elites pick off their prey.
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.
Over the weekend, ESPN pulled an ad for the film that it had previously cleared. A major ad blitz on television and the web had been planned for the beginning of September, says one insider. A trailer is already online. (video below)
"Employees in different departments were questioning the wisdom of making such a movie in these times," says one filmmaker with ties to Universal. A high-level insider says top executives want to stand by Blum, one of the studio's most prolific and successful producers, as well as filmmaker Craig Zobel, and see the project as a satire addressing an issue of great social importance."[SNIP]
Of Great Social Importance???? I hope they just flushed 18 Million down the sewer....
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