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"The Hunt" is on.

Universal and Blumhouse have released a trailer for their next thriller, which has a "Purge"-like game at its center.

In "The Hunt," twelve strangers wake up in a clearing, not knowing where they are or how they got there. And they don't know they've been chosen to be prey for a gathering of rich people looking to kill.

Those are elites are in for a rude awakening, though, since one of the hunted, Crystal ("GLOW" star Betty Gilpin) isn't going down without a fight. She takes up arms and sets aim for the mastermind behind the conspiracy (Hilary Swank).

“Of all the people you kidnapped, of all the people you killed, you picked the wrong gang,” Crystal declares.



The project comes from writers Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse and director Craig Zobel, who all worked together on "The Leftovers." The premise isn't totally new — it takes a page from Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game." But the themes are especially timely and topical in today's climate and the cast — including Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, and Ethan Suplee — looks badass.

"The Hunt" opens in theaters on September 27.