Last week we first got confirmation that Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes were moving forward on a new Purge movie, the 4th in the wildly successful dystopian horror franchise launched in 2013. The series’ political undertones seem perfectly suited for our current social climate where anxieties over an increasingly authoritative American government are sky-high. Let’s just hope The Purge films don’t prove to be prophetic!
Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes are moving forward with a third sequel to the pair’s Purge horror/thriller franchise, and have set a July 4, 2018 release date for the new installment. Franchise creator James DeMonaco is writing the new pic but has no plans to direct; he performed both duties on the previous movies. He will help the producers find another director for the fourth installment. The plot and concept of the new pic are under wraps.
But how much do you really know about The Purge and its sequels? Our friends at Looper run a weekly series called The Untold Story of where they delve deep into some of our favorite films, exhuming fascinating facts and connections that might otherwise go unnoticed. One of their latest subjects is The Purge, and even well-informed aficionados will find this exploration informative.
Not only does the video put The Purge into a historical context, it talks about the direction of the just-announced Purge 4 as well as the rumored TV series. Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section!