The Hunt, whose release was temporarily cancelled following two mass shootings in the US, will be getting released later this year.
Trump said that the satire, which follows 12 red-state strangers who wake up in a clearing and realise they are being hunted by liberals, was designed to “inflame and cause chaos”.
Consequently, film fans were left wondering whether the film would see the light of day following Universal’s decision to cancel its release. In a statement, the studio said that “now is not the time” for the film.
The marketing for the film’s release is now leaning into the ban in a big way. The film’s new tagline reads: “The most talked about movie nobody has ever seen.”
Speaking about the furore surrounding the film, producer Jason Blum told Variety: “If the controversy gets more people to see it then that’s okay with me.”
The initial announcement to cancel the film’s release angered many on social media who claimed the plot has been misinterpreted.