The Hunt created a lot of controversy when it was announced in late 2019 for its theme of wealthy left-wing people hunting poor white trash.
Based on Richard Connell’s 1924 short story, The Most Dangerous Game, the wealthy who hunt the poor have the tables turned against them.
Even President Donald Trump expressed his concern about the movie, leading to it being shelved for some months.
But once the money is spent to make a movie there’s a major incentive to release it to recoup that expense, and now The Hunt is coming to theaters in March.
The most talked about movie of the year is the one nobody has seen … yet. 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 chosen… for a very specific purpose … The Hunt.
In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt ordinary Americans 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.
From Jason Blum, the producer of Get Out and The Purge series, and Damon Lindelof, creator of the HBO series Watchmen and co-creator of the TV series Lost, comes a timely and provocative new satirical thriller that has already ignited a national conversation. Now, it’s time to decide for yourself.
The Hunt is written by Lindelof and his fellow Watchmen collaborator Nick Cuse and is directed by Craig Zobel (Z for Zachariah, The Leftovers). Blum produces for his Blumhouse Productions alongside Lindelof. The film is executive produced by Zobel, Cuse and Steven R. Molen.
With the new trailer, the movie appears more satirical, even darkly humorous, compared to the original perception of the movie.
For those who like movies like The Purge this might be right up your alley.
The Hunt is in theaters from March 13, 2020.