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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Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Writer/director James DeMonaco‘s The Purge movies have never been shy about melding politics and horror. The series’ creepy, Twilight Zone-esque elevator pitch – a near-future America legalizes all crime for one night every year – has been a vehicle to examine how corrupt systems favor the wealthy and powerful while literally leaving the poor and the helpless out on the streets. You can argue about the results (I think they’ve been pretty good), but it’s always nice to see a grisly horror series bring a little bit of actual meat to the slaughter.
The trailer for The Purge: Election Year has arrived and it looks like the next natural step forward for this series. But most importantly, Frank Grillo is back, which is the real reason to celebrate.
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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 »
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 »
Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Laika isn’t making a sequel to The Boxtrolls, because it just doesn’t want to. Which is not something we hear a lot around these parts. Also after the jump:
- Check out concept art from the Maze Runner follow-up
- The Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 script is in…
- … but no one’s called Jeremy Renner about it yet
- Michael K. Williams plans to return for The Purge 3
- Night at the Museum 3 gets an Escher-inspired poster
- Here’s how you can win a spot in Magic Mike XXL
- Robert Forster will be back for Better Call Saul
- The Conjuring spinoff Annabelle reveals more pics
- The original I Spit On Your Grave is getting a sequel
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