The Purge franchise is one of the most successful horror series of the 21st Century, with each installment (3 so far) outperforming the last. So it can hardly be surprising that Universal, Blumhouse, and Platinum Dunes would want to keep the Box Office juggernaut chugging at full steam, and we’re just getting word that a 4th Purge film will arrive in the US sometime in the summer of 2018 (obviously targeting July 4th). The deeply political series will no doubt draw on current anxieties over an increasingly authoritarian US administration.
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.
Obviously we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. You can check out a trailer for The Purge: Election Year, released in 2016.
Official Synopsis: Years after sparing the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.