Why Filmmakers Axed 'The Hunt'

The movie was billed as a satire about rich elites who hunt "deplorables" for sport.

Hilary Swank’s latest movie, “The Hunt,” has just been scrapped following the recent mass shootings. 

The film depicts rich elites hunting so-called "deplorables" for fun. It's said to be satire, but President Trump took it seriously.

"Hollywood is really terrible. You talk about racist, Hollywood is racist. What they're doing with the kind of movies they're putting out, it's actually very dangerous for our country,” he said. 

Over the weekend, he doubled down on Twitter, claiming "the movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos."

Apparently all that heat proved too much for Universal Pictures, which pulled ads for "The Hunt" in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. 

Now the movie itself, which had been set for wide release on Sept. 27, has now been shelved.

“We understand that now is not the right time to release this film,” Universal Pictures said in a statement. 

Swank supports the studio's decision, saying in a statement, "I can't comprehend the violence happening in our country right now. We should all focus on healing, and above all else, kindness, sensitivity and humanity."