Like almost every Blumhouse production, The Purge began as a low-budget horror movie that made some serious cash as the box office. A full-on franchise was born, consisting of three sequels (one more movie is on the way) and a TV show, also called The Purge. The show debuted this year, and the season one finale airs tonight.
USA Network has good news for fans of the show: The Purge season 2 is officially happening. Read more about the second season pick-up below.
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The Purge started with quite the enticing and unique concept: a 12-hour period where all crime is legal. While the first film squandered the premise a bit with your standard home invasion thriller, the sequels that followed took it in a more interesting direction, even if they still haven’t taken full advantage of the possibilities within The Purge universe. But it sounds like creator James DeMonaco will have one more chance.
After writing all four of The Purge movies and directing three of them, James DeMonaco has an idea for what would be the last movie in the franchise. The writer/director says “it’s a great way to end it all.” Read More »
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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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 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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Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is beginning to take shape. We’ve already told you about the Crimson Peak, Insidious, Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home and This Is The End mazes. And this morning Universal announced that the annual Purge will commence at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort as both parks will debut all-new “disturbingly-real experiences” inspired by Universal’s popular horror franchise film series created by writer and director James DeMonaco and produced by Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes. They’ve also announced that last year’s AVP: Alien vs. Predator maze will return due to popular demand. Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer for The Purge at Horror Nights and find out more.
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Last week, Universal announced that Frank Grillo would return for The Purge 3. Grillo starred in the second film in the series, The Purge: Anarchy, which was the sequel to the surprise hit The Purge starring Ethan Hawke. Spoiler alert, but Hawke was not available for the sequel due to plot-related incidents in the first movie, although producer Jason Blum has said he would like to do a prequel which could revisit Hawke’s character before the incidents of The Purge.
I had an interview with Grillo on Sunday, August 9 for his DirecTV series Kingdom at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. He told me he was asked back before they had a script featuring his character, and then writer/director James DeMonaco wrote another story for Sergeant (Grillo). Read More »
Writer/director James DeMonaco won’t be the only one returning to purge again when The Purge 3 hits theaters next summer. The creator of the sleeper Blumhouse franchise made the first two films in the series and will make the third, and he’s bringing The Purge: Anarchy actor Frank Grillo with him. Read More »
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The Purge came in 2013, and returned in 2014. The event won’t actually be an annual occasion — not in the real world, at least — as 2015 will be purge-free. But Universal has just set the third installment of the new horror/thriller franchise for a 2016 debut. So we have a Purge 3 release date, and those who’ve enjoyed the first two stories of a night in which all crime in America is legal, the better to cleanse society of “weak” or “undesirable” elements, have a date to circle on their calendar. Read More »
The first two Purge films cost $12 million combined and together they’ve grossed nearly $200 million. That’s what you call “good business,” so Universal and Blumhouse have made The Purge 3 official. This itself isn’t a surprise. What is a bit of a surprise is the news saying James DeMonaco, the writer and director of the first two films, is returning to fill the same roles on the third movie. In an industry where directors can move from six digit budgets directly into nine digit budgets, it’s awesome to see the same person continue on with a franchise. Read The Purge 3 news below. Read More »