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‘The Hunt’ Director Craig Zobel Doesn’t Believe Film Could Incite Violence: ‘I Wouldn’t Have Made It’

‘The Hunt’ Director Craig Zobel Doesn’t Believe Film Could Incite Violence: ‘I Wouldn’t Have Made It’

The director of “The HuntCraig Zobel, whose film saw its release canceled in the wake of a pair of mass shootings earlier this month, said he doesn’t believe the content of his film could incite violence.

“If I believed this film could incite violence, I wouldn’t have made it,” Zobel said in a statement to Variety on Monday. “We seek to entertain and unify, not enrage and divide. It is up to the viewers to decide what their takeaway will be.”

The Hunt” was meant to be released by Universal via Blumhouse Productions but was pulled from the release slate on Aug. 10, just days after mass shootings took place within 24 hours of each other in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

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The film is a satirical thriller in which working class, conservative characters are hunted

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