Video of the Day: Controversial movie where elites hunt ‘Deplorables’ gets new release date

Some time back, we and others reported about a movie called, “The Hunt,” where “elites” hunt so-called “Deplorables” for fun and sport.  The film was shelved after a national outcry, but, Newsbusters tells us, it’s back and is set to be released on March 13.

According to Gabriel Hays:

Movie co-writer and producer David Lindelof told Fox that it was “never their intention to create division but to poke fun at both sides of the aisle.” But for the sake of not stoking more controversy after outlets reported on the nature of the film in combination with the grisly shooting, they pulled the plug last year. Lindelof claimed:

We set out to tell a story that didn’t take sides and that meant, yes, being fair and balanced in satirically roasting all sides… to have fun without trying to force a message down anyone’s throat or wagging our fingers… to trust the audience to make up their minds for themselves.

The Hollywood Reporter recalled a few more of the details surrounding Universal’s original decision, “Following those attacks, Universal and producer Jason Blum decided to pause the ad campaign for the film.” Though after reporting on the film’s premise, “it generated instant controversy” within the media and even President Trump weighed in on the issue.

Trump stated at the time: “Hollywood, I don’t call them the elites. I think the elites are the people they go after in many cases. But Hollywood is really terrible. What they’re doing, with the kind of movie they’re putting out, it’s actually very dangerous for our country.”

Here’s the trailer:

With the recent reports of violence being perpetrated against conservatives by unhinged leftists, we can’t help but ask — how many more violent attacks will this film generate?


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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