On Saturday, Universal Pictures announced that they will be canceling the release of the film ‘The Hunt.’
The announcement comes one day after Trump criticized the filmmakers in a series of tweets.
After the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Universal paused on marketing the film, a Most Dangerous Game-inspired thriller about elites killing blue-collar people (“deplorables” as they’re called in the trailer) for sport, according to Variety.
Universal released the following statement: “While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film.”
“We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.”
The statement was released after Trump tweeted, “Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! They like to call themselves ‘Elite,’ but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite,” Trump tweeted, adding of The Hunt, “The movie coming out is made in order…. to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!”