NBC Universal has pulled the Sept. 27 release of the film “The Hunt” but still plans to distribute it at a later date.
The decision was made to pull the ads but not the movie after three mass shootings were committed this summer.
The plot of the movie, which had been slated for release on Sept. 27, follows wealthy thrill-seekers who board a private jet and fly off to a secluded five-star resort where their mission is to hunt and kill so-called deplorable Americans.
Characters in the movie that are considered prey for the hunters are referred to as deplorables, a term former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used to describe supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 election.
“The Hunt,” which features Oscar winner Hillary Swank, was originally titled “Red State vs. Blue State.” Among the deplorables in the film — who were pre-selected to be murdered — were those who voiced opposition to abortion.
“The script for ‘The Hunt’ features the red-state characters wearing trucker hats and cowboy shirts, with one bragging about owning seven guns because it’s his constitutional right. The blue-state characters — some equally adept with firearms — explain that they picked their targets because they expressed anti-choice positions or used the N-word on Twitter,” The Hollywood Reporter added.
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