In the movie The Hunt, originally entitled Red State vs. Blue State, twelve “deplorables” wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen… for a very specific purpose … The Hunt.
In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of “liberals” gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt humans (only “deplorables”) for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of the hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, Glow), 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 (two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.
The film has stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy because it depicts Liberals on a hunt killing Deplorables, and because it is riding on the heels of two mass shootings.
We expect that Universal Pictures is going to shelve the movie and never release it. Originally scheduled for release on September 27, 2019.
Update: August 8, 2019. Universal has shelved the picture. Netflix is rumored to be picking it up for release in 2020.