- Purge, The
- The Hunt (2019)
- Damon Lindelof
- Hilary Swank
- Craig Zobel
In the shadow of the latest mass shootings in the US, the two companies had decided to remove much of the marketing for the film, directed by Craig Zobel . Now, though, they are holding the film indefinitely. "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," a spokesperson for Universal said in a statement picked up by Variety. "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."
Films have often been delayed because of real-world events, though this feels more permanent, which is regretful since it'll do exactly nothing to solve the actual issue in the United States in particular. The Hunt had been due to arrive next month.
"Moulin Rouge!" Filming was halted for two weeks in November 1999 after Nicole Kidman fractured two ribs and injured her knee while rehearsing a dance routine for the film. Many of the scenes where she is seen only from the chest up, including "a real actress," were shot while she was in a wheelchair.