A new image has been released for James DeMonaco’s upcoming sequel, The Purge: Anarchy. Check it out below along with the teaser trailer.
Michael K. Williams (The Wire), Carmen Ejogo (Sparkle), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights, Devil’s Due), and Kiele Sanchez (A Perfect Getaway) have been added to the cast for James DeMonaco’s upcoming sequel, The Purge 2.
Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, End of Watch, The Grey, Warrior) has been cast as the lead character, which also stars Michael K. Williams (The Wire), Carmen Ejogo (Sparkle), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights, Devil’s Due), and Kiele Sanchez (A Perfect Getaway).
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.
The film is set for release on 18th July 2014.
DeMonaco has also written 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.