Universal Pictures Studio has canceled the premiere of the Hunt thriller after several cases of mass shooting in the US. This was reported by Deadline.
"After careful consideration, the studio decided to cancel our plans for the movie. We understand that this is not the right time to release this movie, "Universal Pictures said in a statement. It is noted that the picture's marketing campaign has already been stopped. The film was due to release on September 27, but it was postponed indefinitely.
On Friday, August 9, US President Donald Trump expressed concern about the impact of the Hollywood film industry on the spread of mass executions. "You're talking about racism, and Hollywood is racist. What they do, the movies they release, are actually very dangerous for our country, "the release touted by the American leader, which is seen as an allusion to the release of Hunt.
"12 strangers wake up in a dense forest. They have no idea where they are or how they got here. They don't even suspect that they were chosen … to become a game. The hunting season has officially been declared open, ”the film says.
On the night of August 4, Connor Bets opened fire with a shotgun near one of the bars in Downtown, Ohio. The shooter killed nine and injured 26 others. The criminal was eliminated within a minute. Two more shooting cases occurred in Chicago, Illinois and in El Paso, Texas. As a result of the first attack, seven people were injured, as a result of the second – 20 people were killed and dozens were injured. Trump has accused video games and mental illness of mass shootings in the country.