Hunting and killing humans for sport is just the latest craze of the upper class in the new trailer for the Blumhouse Productions release “The Hunt.”
The trailer opens with “GLOW’s” Betty Gilpin knocking off two convenience store clerks in what she’s told is “Arkansas,” only to learn that she and 11 other strangers have been kidnapped and brought to a remote manor for this bloodsport. And this isn’t anyone with just a few bucks who gets the chance to search for the most dangerous game. It’s a “bunch of elites,” as Ike Barinholtz’s character says after unraveling a dark internet conspiracy theory.
“We pay for everything, so this country belongs to us,” Hilary Swank says with a devilish laugh. “They’re not human beings.”
In the trailer, Gilpin looks like a badass — hopping a moving train, rolling over a guy’s head with a car and crashing through a kitchen window in a fight with Swank. It’s an intense and disturbing first look at a thriller with some overtly topical themes.
Craig Zobel (“The Leftovers”) directs the film from a script by Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof (“Lost”). The film stars Gilpin, Barinholtz, Swank and Emma Roberts and was produced by Jason Blum and Lindelof. Zobel, Cuse and Molen are executive producers on the film.
“The Hunt” opens in theaters Sept. 27. Check out the first trailer for the film above, and see the full synopsis below:
Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen… for a very specific purpose … The Hunt.
In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a bunch of elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt humans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of the hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, GLOW), knows The Hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (two-time Oscar®winner Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.
From Jason Blum, the producer of “Get Out” and “The Purge” series, and Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the TV series “The Leftovers” and “Lost,” comes a new mysterious social thriller.