Trailer: Twelve strangers must survive in action horror thriller “The Hunt”

Trailer: Twelve strangers must survive in action horror thriller "The Hunt"
Emma Roberts in The Hunt (2020)

The Hunt (2020) is one of those films that get surrounded by a controversy that, by far, is not deserved. Called as “the most talked movie of the year that no one’s actually seen”, the movie was first scheduled for release on September 27, 2019, but due to the Dayton and El Paso mass shootings in early August 2019, Universal Pictures decided to shelve the release of the film. The decision came a day after criticism regarding the film came from United States President Donald Trump, who should be the last one to complain about a fiction piece while his actions and speeches are even more controversial and endangering.

Loosely based on the 1924 short story The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell, The Hunt (2020) follows 12 strangers who mysteriously wake up in a clearing. They do not know where they are or how they got there. They discover that they have been chosen to be hunted in a game devised by a group of people from the rich elite. The hunters gather in a remote facility called the Manor House, but their sport gets derailed when one of the hunted, Crystal, fights back and starts killing them one by one.

The Hunt (2020) is produced by Blumhouse Productions in collaboration with White Rabbit Productions. It’s been directed by Craig Zobel, known for the awards winner thriller Compliance (2012), and the science-fiction Z for Zachariah (2015). Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof, who have already worked together in the TV series The Leftovers (2014–2017) and Watchmen (2019),  wrote the screenplay.

This is not the first time The Most Dangerous Game story has inspired a motion film. Starting by the homonymous adaptation The Most Dangerous Game (1932), other titles like The 10th Victim (1965), Punishment Park (1971), Endgame (1983), The Running Man (1987), The Running Man (1987), Hard Target (1993), Surviving the Game (1994), Battle Royale (2000), The Hunger Games (2012) saga, and the recent The Furies (2019) [read our review here] have been influenced in one way or another by the story.

The Hunt (2020) is starred by Betty Gilpin, Ethan Suplee, J.C. MacKenzie, Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank, Justin Hartley, Ike Barinholtz, Glenn Howerton, Amy Madigan, Macon Blair, Wayne Duvall, Teri Wyble, Reed Birney, Sturgill Simpson and Hannah Alline. The movie is finally scheduled for a release on the 13th of March, 2020. Here you can watch the trailer for the movie:


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