The promotional activity for the latest Blumhouse production, The Purge, has been relatively quiet, and with the film arriving in UK cinemas tomorrow, it seems like the perfect time to share three clips with you.
All three have just been released, and look at the chilling circumstances facing Ethan Hawke’s family on the one night a year people can break the law, and get away with it. Murder, mayhem and all tings in between will take place, with no police or punishment to be seen. Ethan Hawke plays James Sandin, and he tries to keep his family safe while refusing to take part in the crimewave, and some of the issues they face can be seen in the following three clips.
Written and directed by James DeMonaco, The Purge stars Ethan Hawke, and he is joined by Lena Headey, Edwin Hodge, Max Burkholder and Tony Oller.
The Purge arrives in UK cinemas May 31st.
If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In The Purge, a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home.
In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.
When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.