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The director of The Hunt has addressed for the first time the controversy surrounding his cancelled movie, saying that his intention was to “entertain and unify” audiences, and to poke fun at both sides of the political divide.
Craig Zobel told Variety that the movie has been misunderstood and that media reports have distorted its satirical intentions.
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“Our ambition was to poke at both sides of the aisle equally,” the writer-director told the trade publication. “We seek to entertain and unify, not enrage and divide. It is up to the viewers to decide what their takeaway will be.”
“I wanted to make a fun, action thriller that satirized this moment in our culture — where we jump to assume we know someone’s beliefs because of which ‘team’ we think they’re on… and then start shouting at them,” Zobel said. “This rush to judgment is one of the most relevant problems of our time.”
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Universal canceled the movie’s Sept. 27 release date following the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, having earlier pulled the film’s marketing. The Blumhouse production is believed to depict wealthy liberal elites engaging in a bloody game of hunting working class “deplorables” for sport.
Even President Donald Trump weighed...
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