Is he riding off into the sunset?
Last summer’s The Forever Purge may have been billed as the final installment in the horror franchise, but plans are gaining momentum for a sixth entry in the series, according to a recent interview returning star Frank Grillo gave Empire.
Grillo-who played Leo Barnes in The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year–will be back for the next film, and he revealed that the script is written and that this will most likely be his swan song in the franchise.
Grillo said series creator and screenwriter James DeMonaco is set to direct the sixth film (he already helmed the first three movies), and that every effort is being made with Universal Pictures to get this film made. At this time, though, no production schedule or release window has been announced.
“We’re committed to doing The Purge 6,” Grillo said. “I’m excited. I love doing the Purge movies.”
Expounding on the plans already being put forth, Grillo said he “had an idea in my head about how I should look, and how I’m gonna hold my guns. All that stuff I planned out. I’ve got one more (film) left.”
The actor added that DeMonaco “has the script. It focuses on the Leo Barnes character, and he wants to direct it. We’re working with Universal to see if we can pull this off before I’m in the old folks’ home.”
The original 2013 The Purge–written and directed by DeMonaco–told the story of a dystopian America that celebrates an annual holiday called the Purge–when all crime (including murder) is legal for a 12-hour period.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on The Purge 6.