Looks like The Forever Purge was not the end after all.
This summer’s entry in the popular The Purge horror franchise had been billed as the final chapter in the series, but there’s more of the story to tell, according to series creator/writer James DeMonaco and returning star Frank Grillo, as reported by JoBlo.com.
Grillo–who played Leo Barnes in The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year (before sitting out this year’s installment)–is back in the saddle. And he’s anxious to tackle The Purge 6 (or whatever the title will be) after discussing the project with DeMonaco, who recently said he was working on another script.
“We committed to doing Purge 6 with (James DeMonaco) directing,” Grillo said in a recent interview. “It’s based on the Leo Barnes character. I’m excited. He’s going to send me the script. He just finished it. I’m really psyched about that. I love doing the Purge movies.”
DeMonaco recently confirmed the next film and Grillo’s involvement. “My Purge 6 idea is all about Frank. It’s all about the Leo character,” the filmmaker said. “Without giving anything away, I think he’s off on his own, but he’s going to be called back into action.”
DeMonaco did reveal that he came up with “a new way to flip the whole thing upside down. It’ll be five years after (The Forever Purge), but it takes America in a whole new direction, and I think it would be a very interesting place to explore.”
The Forever Purge–from Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes–is directed by Everardo Gout from a screenplay by DeMonaco. The film stars Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Will Patton, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman and Leven Rambin.
The original 2013 The Purge–written and directed by DeMonaco–told the story of a dystopian America that celebrated an annual holiday called the Purge when all crime–including murder–was legal for a 12-hour period.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the continuing saga of The Purge.