On 2nd of July, Universal and Blumhouse Productions‘ upcoming sequel to last years The Purge will be released in cinemas across the UK. Director James DeMonaco is returning to direct the film and set to star in the movie are Zach Gilford (The Last Stand), Frank Grillo (End of Watch), Michael K. Williams (Robocop), Carmen Ejogo (Alex Cross) and Kiele Sanchez (Lost).
For those who haven’t seen the first movie, The Purge is set in a future America that has been wrecked by the economic crisis. As a means of control and catharsis the American Government sanctioned an annual twelve-hour period of time called The Purge in which any and all criminal activity is legal. During the commencement of The Purge the police can’t be called, hospitals suspend help and murder is legal.
The first movie had the star power of Ethan Hawke (Sinister) and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) and offered a fascinating concept. However, it was criticised for not showing the wider brutal nature of the annual purge in favour of following the story of one family.
In the sequel which has been titled The Purge: Anarchy it appears that the team behind the upcoming film have listened to fans and have decided to set the story in a city rather than in surburbia and is rumoured to follow not just one family but a whole host of characters pitting struggling families, homeless people and gangsters against each other and those who actively hunt during The Purge.
The Purge: Anarchy will be in UK cinemas on 2nd July and a new teaser trailer will be arriving very soon.