Did you know some people still believe we live on a flat earth? It's true...
...Blumhouse/Universal's The Hunt didn't perform quite as expected at the box office this weekend, but that's not a reflection of the quality or interest in the film (thank you, Coronavirus, you shit), because so far, the film has actually been pretty well received by critics and fans alike (you can read our review here).
In speaking with Sceen Rant recently, The Hunt’s director, Craig Zobel, as well as the film’s writers, Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse, discussed the film at length. When asked about a sequel, Lindelof stated, "Yeah. I mean, Nick and I have certainly fantasized about the idea. I think that to do 'The Hunt 2' and just say, "Ooh, now there's a bigger hunt." That's not interesting to us. But the movie is really about conspiracy theories and what people will believe, and asks the question, "Is there any conspiracy theory that's so ridiculous that no one would believe it?" And that feels to me like it's a very fertile space for storytelling...And so the idea of having more conversations about what people believe versus what is actually true - we hear things in the world and go, "That can't be true," and it turns out to be true - I think that would make for a very interesting potential sequel."
Nick Cuse added, "Maybe. Yeah, I mean, if people like it, it's always a conversation worth having. But I think the idea that's interesting outside of just this movie is, "What is a conspiracy that became real?" Because there's more out there. So, Flat Earth is the next one."
Obviously this is all a joke, but the sentiment is an interesting one. The creators are absolutely right that the world is ripe with misinformation and mistruths as of late, and in a politically heated environment, there's a lot to tackle with a sequel, should Blumhouse decide to greenlight it. The question now will be, how much will the coronavirus harm the potential for a sequel?
Check out the full interview from Screen Rant here, and if theaters are still open near you, The Hunt is now playing, though honestly, we'd advise staying home during this pandemic.
By Matt Konopka
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