the first purge trailer

The First Purge trailer is here, offering up an intense glimpse of how America’s one long night of lawlessness began. This fourth entry in the Purge franchise serves as a prequel, and has the added bonus of featuring Marisa Tomei! Watch The First Purge trailer below.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Game Night writer already has sequel ideas
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw didn’t know The Cloverfield Paradox was going to drop on Netflix
  • J.J. Abrams explains the Cloverfield Paradox ending
  • The Purge TV series casts its leads
  • Planet of the Apes VR game gets a trailer
  • Wreck-It-Ralph 2 directors discuss their sequel
  • Frozen 2 director dances around the issue of Elsa having a girlfriend
  • Bruce Campbell says another Evil Dead movie is possible
  • Bruce Willis wakes up from a nap to remind us Die Hard 6 is still happening
  • World War Z 2 filming pushed back so Brad Pitt can film Quentin Tarantino‘s new movie

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the first purge

Oh, boy. They went there.

The first poster for The First Purge, the fourth film in the series and a prequel set years before the events of part one, has arrived and it’s…well, just look at it. This series has always worn its politics on its blood-soaked sleeve, but this is just active trolling.

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the purge election year trailer

Last year’s The Purge: Election Year didn’t exactly close the door on the popular horror series, but it did conclude with things looking up for the nightmarish near-future America where all crime is legalized for one night each year. If it was the final film, it would have been a satisfying ending. But the Purge movies are cheap to make and they gross a lot of money, so a fourth film was inevitable. And the series is going back to where it all began.

So, how exactly does an evil government get away with actually kickstarting a special holiday where people are encouraged to go out and murder each other? The Purge: The Island will be a prequel and it will address that question directly.

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the purge 3 trailer

The Purge and its sequels are built on a strong hook: what if, for one night each year, all crime was legalized and the citizens of the United States were allowed to murder and maim to their heart’s content? After two successful sequels (a fourth film is on the way), the series is looking to head to the small screen and now we know what the TV version will be about.

It will be about the the days when the Purge isn’t going on.

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The Purge 4

Even though last year’s The Purge: Election Year wrapped up the series pretty nicely withe a political victory being the first step into having The Purge abolished and the New Founding Fathers of America put in their place, it still left the window open for chaos to return to the streets when those in support of The Purge were said to be taking to the streets with violent protest. Now we’ll get to see what happens next.

The Purge 4 has been confirmed to be in development at Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes, and it’ll get another prime summer release date in 2018. However, the franchise will need a new director, because James DeMonaco won’t be getting back behind the camera this time. Find out more below. Read More »

‘The Purge’ May Be Getting A TV Series

The Purge TV show

The Purge movies have been reliable moneymakers for Universal, Blumhouse Productions, and Platinum Dunes. Their budgets are kept low, so when they make over $100 million worldwide, they crack a nice profit. Now that this franchise is three movies in, what’s in the future for this successful series? According to director James DeMonaco, it’s television.

Below, learn more about a possible The Purge TV show in development.

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Fantastic Beasts

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • A Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ride is rumored to be replacing Dragon Challenge at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster has finally reopened following a lengthy refurbishment.
  • Take a video tour of the the Incredible Hulk Coaster‘s new queue.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood is bring The Purge: Election Year to Halloween Horror Nights.

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the purge election year trailer

The Purge: Election Year was in development long before anyone involved knew it would be released in the middle of the most contentious, ludicrous, and genuinely embarrassing election season in American history. And while the average American (and many other citizens of the world) squirm and groan with every new development arising from both sides of the political aisle, the third film in writer/director James DeMonaco‘s horror series has found itself in a unique position. Suddenly, the film’s vision of a deranged future America where murder is legalized for one night every year feels kind of inevitable. After all, the world does seem to be crumbling a little bit every single day.

And you bet your ass The Purge: Election Year is well-aware of this environment. The tagline on display in the new trailer is “Keep America Great.” These movies know exactly what they’re doing.

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The Purge 3 TV Spot

Even though it feels like it’s been an election year for much longer than a couple months, this year is officially the year when we elect a new President of the United States of America. And while the craziness of the primaries unfolded last night with yet another political debate between potential presidential candidates, an all too appropriate TV spot debuted for this year’s action thriller sequel The Purge: Election Year debuted, taking cues from the political ads that we all get sick of seeing.

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