From Battle Royale to The Hunger Games, the concept of people being hunted for sport by the rich or powerful is a familiar one. The latest movie to use this idea is The Hunt, which comes from Us and Purge producers Blumhouse Productions and Lost writer Damon Lindleoff, and stars GLOW’s Betty Gilpin. The first trailer has been released.
The trailer opens with Gilpin’s character seemingly lost and confused about where she is. But as a violent payoff quickly reveals, she knows exactly what’s going on–she is being hunted by some very dangerous people in a foreign country. The trailer also shows us the evil global elites behind this bloodthirsty sport, and how the hunted start fighting back. It looks very violent, exciting, and hugely entertaining–check the trailer out below.
The Hunt also stars Emma Roberts (American Horror Story), Hilary Swank (Trust), Glen Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and Ethan Suplee (The Santa Clarita Diet). It’s directed by Craig Zobel, with a script by Lindleoff and his regular partner Nick Cuse. The pair previously worked on Lindleoff’s acclaimed series The Leftovers, and have also collaborated on HBO’s highly anticipated Watchmen show. The Hunt releases on September 27, 2019.
The first trailer for Watchmen was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this month. The trailer revealed that the show will be a continuation of the story from the classic comic book rather than an adaptation. It is set to premiere on HBO in October.