We’ve got updates on all things Purge related. First comes news on the upcoming, 4th Chapter in the powerhouse franchise, The First Purge, will be a more personal tale than the first 3 films. Producer Andrew Form gave an extensive interview with the folks at Cinema Blend where he discussed what makes this film unique.
Per Cinema Blend:
This Purge is about a neighborhood. It’s a lot of similar things, but it is specific to this neighborhood and to me, and I can’t believe I am going to say this and don’t quote me on it, but it feels more personal than the other Purge movies. It really does. I’ve seen the movie once and it was a long cut so I don’t want to lead you down a path if we end up changing it, but it just feels like a more personal story and the protagonist in this Purge is just a badass. He’s just a cool guy and it’s just a cool movie. It’s a really cool movie. one thing about this movie is that it’s incredible, it’s that DeMonaco always seems to know what’s going to happen politically and culturally and I think he’s done that again with this one. I don’t know how he does it.
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We’ve also got news regarding The Purge TV Series, in the works at Blumhouse TV.
EXCLUSIVE: The Leftovers alumna Amanda Warren and Colin Woodell (Unsane)are set for starring roles opposite leads Gabriel Chavarria and Jessica Garza in the upcoming series The Purge for USA Network and Syfy.
The project comes from franchise creator James DeMonaco, Blumhouse Television — the TV division of the movies’ producer Blumhouse Prods. — and Universal Cable Productions. The franchise, about the one day each year when murder and mayhem is legalized, hatched its highest-grossing effort so far with the most recent installment, 2016’s The Purge: Election Year. DeMonaco oversees the series, which will be an entirely new chapter in America’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness and is slated to launch in conjunction with the next installment in the movie franchise, The First Purge.
We’ll keep you posted as additional details emerge. Stay tuned! The First Purge is directed by Gerard McMurray and stars Marisa Tomei, Melonie Diaz, and Luna Lauren Velez. Look for it in theaters beginning July 4th.
Official Synopsis: The film will be a prequel that will focus on the events that led up to the very first Purge event.
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