In the not-too-distant future, the New Founding Fathers promote an annual event designed as a cathartic release from day-to-day stressors. During “The Purge”, all crime, including murder, is legal for a 12-hour period. This is the premise of The Purge franchise and the latest installment, The First Purge, takes us back to the start of the tradition to show us how it all began.
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The first trailer for The First Purge just hit the Internet this morning, and it’s freaking fantastic! Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!’
Official Synopsis: “To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.”
The First Purge is directed by Gerard McMurray from a script penned by franchise mastermind James DeMonaco; the film stars Marisa Tomei, Lex Scott Davis, and Luna Lauren Velez. Look for The First Purge in US Theaters beginning July 4th.
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