Yesterday saw the release of a new trailer for Blumhouse’s The First Purge, the fourth in the highly successful Purge franchise. The first film was released in 2013 and grossed over $89 million versus its $3million budget. DeMonaco once again has penned the script, with Gerard McMurray taking over directing duties. While the Purge movies have always been sort of been a juxtaposition of the comfortably numb suburban life with the violence and grittiness of the “annual purge,” this installment hints at taking a more potent social commentary.
One night out of the year, law does not exist and people are free to roam the streets and commit any act of depravity that they can think of but, what happens the other 364 days of the year? How does the “purge” law affect society on a daily basis?
Well, according to what Blumhouse head-honcho Jason Blum told Deadline, that is one of the very things that we’ll find out in the upcoming Purge television series that is set to run on both USA Network and Syfy in 2018 alongside the next Purge movie. Both are to be written, directed and executive produced by series creator James DeMonaco. read more
Cinemablend is reporting that popular movie series The Purge is being turned into a television show by series creator James DeMonaco. The movie series has had three highly successful films and the writer/director is very excited about the prospect of being able to tell these stories in a different format, specifically in ten, one-hour segments.
Speaking about the format idea, DeMonaco told Cinemablend, “… why I like the idea of a maybe 10 hour TV thing on this, the one thing you really can’t do on the films is, just because of mere real estate and time, is you can’t get into the nuance and complexity that would drive someone to commit a terrible act on this night. Whether it’s revenge or out of passion, but what might be interesting in a TV show is with a flashback narrative, if you start on Purge Night but you go back to show how people have gotten to where they are. Where you see a couple that’s gone haywire on this night, but let’s show everything that’s led up to this moment of a husband trying to kill a wife — the cheating or the accusations of cheating or money problems. It will be interesting to show those arcs, those dramatic and complex arcs that get people to where they pick up a gun or a knife and kill someone else. I think there’s something cool that we can do with the real estate of TV — 10 hours, potentially.” read more
‘The Purge: Election Year’ TV Spot spoofs Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” The hilarious fake political ad is for the third sequel to 2013’s ‘The Purge.’
It stars Frank Grillo, who reprises his role from ‘Anarchy,’ along with Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Edwin Hodge, and Kyle Secor. James DeMonaco wrote and directed the film, which hits theaters July 1. You can view the new TV spot below.