If Deplorables across the fruited plain want to know what Hollywood and their “talent” think of all of us, a new feature film that may or may not be released in the coming weeks definitely tells the tale. The name of the movie is “The Hunt” and the plot is really reprehensible, even for Hollywood.
Elites hunt Deplorables for sport.
Now, the movie is supposedly satire, but it is in horrid taste, especially as elites and their minions are not known for firearms ownership advocacy. And in the days (and hopefully weeks) following three widely publicized mass shootings in the United States, studio executives and others in the mainstream media are rethinking the entire idea of releasing such a film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Over the Aug. 3 weekend, ESPN pulled an ad for the film that it had previously cleared, while AMC ran the spot during the season premiere of its drama The Preacher. It’s unclear whether the ads were identical, but the one yanked by ESPN opened with a sound resembling an emergency broadcast signal. A rep for ESPN parent Disney declined to comment on the move, but an ESPN source says no spots for the film will appear on the network in the coming weeks….
While one high-level Universal source says the studio has pulled some ads that are beginning to air and appear online “for content and placement,” others say the matter is still under discussion internally. 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.
Given the fraught political climate — particularly in the wake of the attack in El Paso, which was motivated by anti-immigrant bigotry — studio sources say Universal is evaluating its plans in what one called “a fluid situation.” 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. But this person says plans could change “if people think we’re being exploitative rather than opinionated.”
And Hollywood wonders why the American public avoids consuming its products.
From the tenor of the article, it seems that some people at Universal have been trepid about the script all along, and now are really uncomfortable about releasing a film of this nature. With all luck, they will eat the production cost and not subject the film-viewing public with this trash. However, a more recent Fox News article claims that the release is on for September 27.