Make no mistake, rumour has it that there will be a part 3 for “The Purge”. And according to The Wrap, which cites Deadline, director James DeMonaco and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes will be returning for the sequel.
Eager to make another killing at the box office, Universal has ordered up a third “Purge” movie. James DeMonaco will return to write the script with an eye toward directing the sequel while Jason Blum and Sebastian Lemercier will produce the genre film with Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.
Set in the near future, “The Purge” is the name for a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal due to a US government mandate. One interesting idea for the sequel would be to follow someone who breaks the 2 rules of The Purge and uses unauthorised Class 5 weapons, whatever those may be, to hunt down a government official with a ranking of 10 or higher.
Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey starred in the first “The Purge” instalment, a movie that grossed nearly USD90 million worldwide according to Box Office Mojo. Frank Grillo starred in this summer’s “The Purge: Anarchy” which opened up the world and boasted a global gross of $108 million:
Impressive, since both “The Purge” movies cost less than USD10 million to produce.
Unfortunately, Universal hasn’t announced a release date for “The Purge 3” nor is it confirmed to be DeMonaco’s next film, though the producers would obviously like to keep the momentum of the franchise going.