The trailer for The Purge 2 is set to be unleashed tomorrow, and a sinister new image has been released to confirm this. Universal Tweeted the image below, which tells us that the trailer will indeed arrive tomorrow, and be sure to check back here as we will have the trailer for you as soon as it becomes available.
The Purge 2 will be released in US cinemas on June 20th. James DeMonaco, who directed the first film, is returning as director for the sequel, and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse production company are once again producing.
The full cast for The Purge 2 includes Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Carmen Ejogo, Jasper Cole, Zoe Borde, Chad Morgan, and Kiele Sanchez.
DeMonaco will also write the sequel, with Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse, and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes also producing. Universal will distribute.
While no plot details have been released, Grillo is expected to be playing the same sort of character Ethan Hawke played in the first film, protecting his family from the violence that comes from the yearly Purge. Grillo is a good choice of tough guy actor, and should do a good job in the film.
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In a recent interview with Crave, producer Brad Fuller gave away some very exciting details for the sequel:
When The Purge was such a surprise hit, did you have some sequel ideas ready to go or was it a very quick development?
No, we did not. Listen, when you make a movie for $3 million, there is no way that you can expect that anything like what happened to The Purge is going to happen. In this business, it’s so rare to be surprised on the upside like that so we never talked about if there was going to be a sequel. I think if we were really serious and we thought that it was going to be a franchise and we would have multiple versions, we probably wouldn’t have killed Ethan Hawke … So the sequel, obviously Ethan Hawke is not a part of it and I’m hopeful that fans in the audience will feel that the sequel to The Purge delivers on the promise of the original in that we’re not staying in the house. It’s not a home invasion movie. This is you’re out in the streets with people purging and a group of people who get stuck in the middle of it and have to get from point A to point B.
Why is Frank Grillo, who we love, right for that part?
Frank’s character is a grizzled guy who’s on a mission and he’s the strong, silent type who kind of discovers a misfit group of people who he helps out. When you sit down with Frank, he embodies this kind of quiet strength that you believe he can go out into that night and be okay.