Universal have released a press release confirming that The Purge 2 will be released in cinemas on June 20th 2014, with director of the first film, James DeMonaco returning.
A short while ago there was news that the film had infact begun filming, and that the title of the film was The Zone, but this title is yet to be confirmed. It is likely that the sequel is already filming though, as Universal and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse production company were offered a $2.25 million tax credit by the state of California, with the condition filming starts before the end of the year.
DeMonaco will also write the sequel, with Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse, and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes also producing. Universal will distribute. No cast has been announced yet.
In the original film, The Purge was a 12 hour yearly event where people could vent their inner angers and do whatever they wanted, with no fear of consequences. The idea was brilliant, but the film was simply a home invasion movie with a story about morals, yet it could have been so much more. Hopefully the sequel will take note of some of the negative reviews and deliver the type of film we should have had in the first place, with much more extreme violence, and a larger scale event not just confined to one house.