The creator of The Purge horror franchise is coming “home”.
James DeMonaco will direct and co-write a new horror thriller for Miramax–The Home–on the heels of the success of last year’s The Forever Purge, according to a report on Deadline. The film will start production later this month.
The Home–co-written by Adam Canto and produced by Bill Block and Sebastian K. Lemercier–will star Pete Davidson as Max, described as “a troubled man working at a retirement home who realizes its residents and caretakers harbor sinister secrets.”
As Max investigates the building and its “forbidden fourth floor, he starts to uncover connections to his own past and upbringing as a foster child,” according to the official synopsis.
Davidson–perhaps best known for his work on Saturday Night Live–appeared in 2020’s The King of Staten Island and last year’s The Suicide Squad.
Producer Block said Miramax is “excited to back DeMonaco’s brilliant vision. The Purge horror franchise has grossed more than $450 million at the worldwide box office. With his masterful storytelling abilities, this film will put audiences on the edge of their seats.”
The Purge franchise–which began in 2013–has spawned four sequels, culminating in The Forever Purge last year. In addition, a 20-episode TV series from 2018-2019 was inspired by the movies.
The films present a dystopian America set in the near future that celebrates an annual national holiday called the Purge–a day when all crime, including murder, is legal for a 12-hour period.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Home.