New The Hunt trailer and release date for delayed horror film
More than four months since Universal Pictures decided to cancel the scheduled release of Blumhouse’s The Hunt last year, the studio has officially announced the new release date for director Craig Zobel’s horror thriller film. Universal’s decision was made out of respect in response to the horrific mass shootings that happened in Dayton and El Paso.
Originally set to hit the theaters on September 27, 2019, the Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank-led film will now make its long-awaited debut on Friday, March 13. In addition, the announcement also came with the release of a new The Hunt trailer which you can check out in the player below!
Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen… for a very specific purpose … The Hunt.
In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of globalist elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt humans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of the hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, GLOW), knows The Hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.
Joining Emmy nominee Betty Gilpin (GLOW, The Grudge) and Oscar winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby, Reaping) in the film are Ike Barinholtz (The Oath), Emma Roberts (American Horror Story), Justin Hartley (This is Us), Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and Oscar nominee Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime).
From Jason Blum, the producer of Get Out and The Purge series, and Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the TV series The Leftovers and Lost, comes a new mysterious social thriller.
The Hunt is written by Lindelof and his fellow The Leftovers’ collaborator Nick Cuse and is directed by Craig Zobel (Z for Zachariah, The Leftovers). Blum produces for his Blumhouse Productions alongside Lindelof. The film is executive produced by Zobel, Cuse and Steven R. Molen.