Jason Blum Talks “The Hunt” Controversy

The Hunt Marketing On Hold After Shootings

Producer Jason Blum says that despite the controversy surrounding and the subsequent indefinite shelving of the politically-satire driven thriller “The Hunt,” he doesn’t regret making the film.

Speaking with Vulture, the Blumhouse Productions chief spoke about the cancellation of the film release saying there’s “definitely” a chance it will get a release sometime down the road and he’s holding out “hope” for it.

While he’s learned lessons from the decision to pull the movie, about a group of wealthy people kidnapping and then hunting humans for sport, he doesn’t regret greenlighting it:

“If I was offered the choice to make the movie again, I would say yes. We definitely made marketing mistakes, and we made plenty of mistakes along the way. So I’ve learned a lot. It might change how I would position movies and how I would consult on the marketing of the movies. But actually the making of the movies? No.”

“The Hunt” was scheduled to be released on September 27th and now it’s not clear when it will hit or if Universal still plans to distribute the film in the future. Meanwhile, Blum has no shortage of other films on the way including the “Black Christmas” remake, the reimagining of “The Invisible Man” currently shooting in Sydney, and more “Purge” and “Halloween” films.