"There are no plans to not release the movie. No plans to move the release," a studio source told Fox News.
NBC Universal executives are aware of the widespread objections to the movie's plot but have decided not to take significant action at this time.
"The Hunt" is billed as a satirical take on wealthy thrill-seekers taking a private jet to a five-star resort where they embark on a "deeply rewarding" expedition that involves hunting down and killing designated humans.
NBC's Universal Pictures, which shares parent company Comcast with NBC News and MSNBC, told Fox News on Wednesday that the movie's marketing campaign would be "temporarily paused" on the heels tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Universal Pictures declined further comment on Thursday.