Universal Pictures issued a new release date of March 13 for their political thriller, The Hunt, despite Donald Trump’s film critiques.

The Hunt, an exploitation thriller, depicts a group of liberals who hunt conservatives for sport. The original scheduled release for the film was September 27 of last year but Universal pulled the film’s marketing following the mass shootings in El, Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

Trump tweeted against the film’s synonpsis in August, 2019.

On Monday afternoon, Blumhouse founder Jason Blum and The Hunt co-writer Damon Lindelof issued a response to Trump’s tweets.

“My overwhelming feeling then was what it is now, which is that I wish that he had seen it. The movie that he was talking about was not the movie that I feel that we made… My overwhelming thought— after my being surprised— was trying to figure out how we could get the president to see the movie,” stated Blum.


Lindelof added, “It’s possible that people will see this movie and say it’s irresponsible or it’s a call to violence and I want to be in dialogs with those people because I think I want to understand that better.”

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